A good hand for BUMBLEance

The Corkman - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

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

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