Su­per­hero run a great suc­cess

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

A SUC­CESS­FUL re­cent Su­per­hero run in County Wick­low saw over €7,000 raised for Our Lady’s Hos­pi­tal, Crum­lin.

Or­gan­iser Wayne O’Driscoll paid tribute to ev­ery­one who took part in the event and to the main event spon­sor Gorey Credit Union which re­cently con­trib­uted the sum of €3,000 to the fundraiser.

The pre­sen­ta­tion was made at the Avoca branch of­fice. Wayne said there was a great at­mos­phere on the day with lots of en­ter­tain­ment at the regis­tra­tion point at The Bee­hive in­clud­ing bouncy cas­tles sup­plied by Bounch for Fun, Arklow and mu­sic by lo­cal per­former Aoib­hín.

He ex­tended thanks to Au­to­matic Plas­tics, Ti­na­hely for their gen­er­ous do­na­tion and for en­ter­ing the largest group into the race, to Kia Ora Farm, Ti­na­hely Farm Shop and Pi­rate’s Cove, Cour­town.

He said that with­out the sup­port of the Gar­daí, Or­der of Malta for first aid, Wick­low Sports Part­ner­ship, Pop up Races who timed the race, the event would not have been pos­si­ble.

‘I just want to thank ev­ery­one who had any­thing to do with this event and the fi­nal amount raised for Our Lady’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal was €7,673 so ev­ery­one should be so proud that this money is now at work help­ing save lives of sick chil­dren. I am over the moon with the sup­port and I can’t thank you all enough,’ he said.

Wayne is plan­ning an­other sum­mer run­ning fundraiser for the hos­pi­tal on Brit­tas Bay beach on Au­gust 20. Dis­tances of 5k/10k will be open to par­tic­i­pants but this will pri­mar­ily be just for fun. For up­dates visit the Brit­tas Bay 5/10k Face­book page or con­tact Wayne at 086 2005652 or

Jenny Kir­wan and Tom Bre­an­nan, Gorey Credit Union with Wayne O’Driscoll and Jack Hud­son.

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