Fun run organisers collect €16,000 for St Catherine’s
CHARITY FUNDRAISER RESIDENTS WITH LOVE FOR VINTAGE CARS RAISE CASH
FOLLOWING THE huge success of the Grove Vintage Fun Run last June in aid of St. Catherine’s Special School in Newcastle the organisers presented the school with a massive cheque.
Last week the Grove pub in Kilpedder played host to a small reception where a cheque for the massive amount of € 16,000 was presented to the school.
In its second year the event was set up by a group of local residents who have a love of vintage cars and who wanted to raise money for a local charity while enjoying their passion.
‘ St. Catherine’s Special school do truly great work and in recent years some of their fundraising events have been cancelled so we thought that a Vin- tage Fun Run would be the ideal way to raise money for the school,’ explained John Donnelly one of the locals involved in the event.
This year’s Vintage Fun Run saw a huge crowd gather at the Grove pub for the kick off. Some 77 tractors and 89 cars took part and paraded two different routes.
The cars took off in the direction of Glencree through to Cabinteely and then through Bray while the tractors went south to Newcastle and Kilcoole.
There was also a sheep sheering demonstration and people paid money to guess the make of a car that was crushed into a cube of metal.
Once all the money was collected and counted the group held a small reception to present the school with the cheque.
Last week the organisers and Harry Cullen of St. Catherine’s enjoyed a few drinks and chat before the huge cheque of € 16,000 was presented.
A great evening was had by all and preparations have already begun for next year’s run.
The Grove Vintage Fun Run organisers present the cheque to St Catherine’s Special School.