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WALK­ERS were out in force re­cently as the 10th an­nual spon­sored event in aid of West Wick­low Day Care Cen­tre at Baltinglass Hos­pi­tal took place.

The walk fol­lowed a route from Fisher’s Cen­tra to the hos­pi­tal where re­fresh­ments were served af­ter­wards. Spon­sor­ship cards are still be­ing col­lected and all funds will be do­nated to the cen­tre.

The Day­care Cen­tre be­gan in 1980 as a means of bring­ing to­gether iso­lated el­derly res­i­dents from around West Wick­low. Funds are used to pro­vide ameni­ties and fa­cil­i­ties for their needs The care needs of some el­derly peo­ple are now more com­plex and at­ten­dance at the cen­tre helps them to re­main in their homes while hav­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to so­cialise and have their care needs met while their car­ers have some respite. Fund rais­ing con­tin­ues through­out the year and the next event will be a Ride­out with the Shillalagh Hunt at Hume­wood Cas­tle and Fort Gran­ite on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 3. This will be in aid of both the Day­care Cen­tre and lo­cal char­i­ties in Kiltegan.

Anne Gib­bons and Rachel Rouse with Pete. Maura O’Hal­lo­ran, Brid Owens, Rena O’Toole and Anne Aspill. An­gela Hob­son and Eileen Byrne.

Ian Doyle and Pat Cremin He­garty.

Anna Ger­maine.

Mary Dunne.

Mary Donoghue and Mar­garet Ge­orge.

Mary Jackson and Jimmy O’Reilly.

Amy McCarthy.

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