Lions Club’s diabetes screening service will be free to all

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

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

The Club is hosting a free diabetes screening service for three days at Ploughing Championships. It will be available on the opening day of the event from 1pm and 5pm.

The screening service 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 run 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 23 there will be a children’s Art Competition in the Town Park.

Sunday 23rd is designated Family Day with a free fun cycle on the Faugheen circuit commencing at 2pm from the car park adjacent to the Public Library and refreshments available in Faugheen.

The community’s senior citizens are invited to a tea dance in the Carraig Hotel from 6.30pm to 9pm with music 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 highlighting during the awareness 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, which all are welcome to attend.