Five great reasons to venture out west
A GREAT cause and an equally great night out might tempt North Cork residents out west later this month.
Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance which operates out of Cork Airport and works in partnership with the National Ambulance Service under the 999 call system was established in 2008 to deliver professional pre hospital care directly to the site of medical emergencies throughout Ireland.
John Kearney from Skibbereen, who is CEO of the organisation, outlined how it costs €2 million per year to fund the service, and before the end of this year the aim is to put a medical emergency helicopter in place in the south of Ireland.
A musical fundraiser to support this project will be held at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, on Friday, September 29, where four well known performers will take to the stage for this great cause.
Trudi Lalor, who has won numerous awards, will headline the event. The Michael Collins Band is sure to have the dance floor full all night, while local musician Joe Cooke needs no introduction. Sheila Fitzgerald, from Ballydesmond, and who is currently enjoying great success with her current single, ‘In the Garden’, will make the journey from North Cork to perform.
The organisation welcomes fundraising initiatives by the public and also volunteers. Readers can log onto the Air Ambulance Website at www. communityairambulance.ie
Contact Ted at 083 0483540 for tickets (€15).