Fun run or­gan­is­ers col­lect €16,000 for St Cather­ine’s

CHAR­ITY FUNDRAISER RES­I­DENTS WITH LOVE FOR VIN­TAGE CARS RAISE CASH

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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.

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