Fermoy rallies behind Ruth
A fashion show and cultural event are being held in Fermoy this Friday to raise funds for a cancer survivor who needs special prosthetics.
The Culture Night event will also raise funds for the Cork University Hospital ward where she was treated.
Ruth Walsh from Mitchelstown lost her right leg below her knee in late 2016, after being diagnosed with bone cancer. The horse riding enthusiast was just 31 at the time and was diagnosed with a high-grade osteosarcoma.
She was later diagnosed with cancer in her lung and this led to many months of chemotherapy and lung surgery at the GBR ward in Cork University Hospital.
Now, Ruth and her family are hoping the local community in Fermoy will rally around to raise funds for a special prosthesis for Ruth which will enable her to continue riding horses. The prosthetic leg she currently has is not suitable for riding.
Her mother Agnes, who owns Carma boutique in Fermoy, is spearheading a fashion show and cultural event to take place on Culture Night at the Corrin Events Centre at 7.30pm.
Tickets for the event are €20 each and are on sale in local shops in Fermoy.
Local boutiques and cultural acts are participating in the event.
A draw for a very special prize will take place for door tickets.
■ A Gofundme page has been set up and can be accessed at https://www.gofundme.com/prosthetic-riding-leg-fund