Fer­moy ral­lies be­hind Ruth

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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

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