A good hand for BUMBLEance
THE Mills Inn in Baile Bhuirne, west Cork, is to hold a ‘Biker Poker Run’ next month in aid of BUMBLEance – a national ambulance service formed by Kerry-based charity ‘ The Saoirse Foundation’ – promising “a day full of fun” in the process.
The event was recently launched and is pencilled in for Saturday, October 21, with registration set to take place at the Mills Inn between 9am and 10am that morning.
Speaking at the launch, Mills Inn Owner Don O’Leary described the Múscraí Gaeltacht bar and restaurant as a proud supporter of BUMBLEance, which offers safe and comfortable transport for young patients as they go between their homes and treatment, as well as ‘Angel Trips’, the final journeys for terminally ill children. Keelbased husband-and-wife Tony and Mary Heffernan founded the Saoirse Foundation in 2010.
“We have organised the 2017 Poker Run to raise much needed funds for sick BUMBLEance kids,” Tony said. “This service provides support to critically and seriously ill children throughout Ireland and we want to support these sick children and families in distress and to help them in any way that we can. We are urging all bikers and friends to come along on October 21 in support of our Poker Run in aid of BUMBLEance and, of course, to have lots of fun along the way.”
The run will have five stops, with the best hand at the end of the contest scooping a €300 voucher for bike accessories. Registration will be €20 per person, and all funds will go to the South West Regional BUMBLEette Service.
More information on the event is available from (026) 45237.
The Mills in Baile Bhuirne launches its ‘Biker Poker Run’. FROM LEFT: Gordon Lucey, Treasa Ní Riordán, Don O’Leary, Donie Griffin, Nicola O’Sullivan, and John Cronin. Photo by Valerie O’Sullivan