Carrick Lions Club’s diabetes screening will be free

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club members will be helping to run an important health screening service at the National Ploughing Championships near New Ross later this month.

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club members will be helping to run an important health screening service at the National Ploughing Championships near New Ross later this month.

The Club will host the free diabetes screening service at the Ploughing Championships on the first day, Tuesday, September 25 from 1pm and 5pm.

The screening service will be available for the three days of the Ploughing Championships and is being organised by the Lions Clubs in the South East under Coordinator Caroline Foley.

Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club President Stephanie Keating and former President Maria Madden attended the launch of the diabetes ccreening service at the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross.

It’s one of the events Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club is running for is first ever awareness week that runs from Saturday, September 22 to Friday, September 28.

The awareness week will be formally launched by Town Mayor Cllr. Liam Walsh at the weekly 7.30pm Vigil Community Mass in St. Nicholas Church on Saturday, September 22.

Lion members will participate at the Mass, and past members and spouses and families of deceased members are invited to attend.

Music will be provided by the Suir Valley Choir and light refreshments will be available in the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre after Mass.

A primary school essay competition with the theme “Lions in my Community” is now underway for the awareness week and on the Saturday afternoon, September 22 there will be a children’s art competition in the Town Park.

The Club is also organising a number of events for its Family Day on Sunday, September 23.

They include a free fun cycle on the Faugheen circuit commencing at 2pm from the car park adjacent to Carrick-on-Suir Public Library and refreshments available in Faugheen and a tea dance in the Carraig Hotel, which the town’s senior citizens are invited to attend.

The tea dance will take place in the hotel from 6.30pm to 9pm with music performed by Noel, Audie and Sean.

Refreshments will be provided and anybody requiring transport should contact Aileen at (086) 3729717.

Diabetes is no the only health condition the Club will be raising awareness about that week.

It is also organising information sessions on osteoporosis in local schools and a free public talk by Michelle O’Brien, CEO Osteoporosis Ireland in the Carraig Hotel. All are welcome to attend.