Sailors to an­chor at sea to help brave Jennifer

Bray People - - DOWN THE YEARS -

A GROUP of Wick­low sailors plan to an­chor them­selves at sea for 36 hours to raise money for a wor­thy lo­cal cause.

So far seven boats from the town and sur­round­ing ar­eas will be tak­ing part in the 36 hour an­chor in Wick­low Bay over the June bank hol­i­day weekend.

They will be rais­ing money for the Jennifer Penn State Fund which will help send lit­tle Jennifer Lough­lin of Wick­low Heights to Amer­ica for vi­tal treat­ment.

Be­cause of a chronic re­flux, Jennifer has to be fed through a tube into her stomach.

Treat­ment for her prob­lem is not avail­able in Ire­land so her par­ents, Peter and Teresa, need to raise over $40,000 to al­low her take part in a spe­cial pro­gramme in Philadel­phia.

The event is be­ing or­gan­ised by lo­cal man Michael Mul­vi­hill.

They are seek­ing spon­sor­ship and al­ready have re­ceived a very pos­i­tive re­sponse from businesses in the area.

The names of in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies who pro­vide spon­sor­ship will be placed on a board in a prom­i­nent po­si­tion in the town.

Other sail­ing boats are in­vited to join in.

For in­for­ma­tion they should con­tact Michael on (086) 2575110.

Those in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing the boats should also con­tact Michael. Any cheques should be made out to the Jennifer Penn State Fund.

There will be other ac­tiv­i­ties sur­round­ing the 36 hour an­chor on June 4 and 5.

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