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The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Lifestyle - SYLVIA THOMP­SON sthomp­[email protected]­times.com

An an­nual fundraiser, or­gan­ised by race­horse trainer Jim Bol­ger and jockey Davy Rus­sell, has raised ¤700,000 to fund the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety’s can­cer re­search projects since 2012. And the seventh edi­tion of the event – Hurl­ing for Can­cer Re­search 2018 – which sees Ir­ish sports stars, past and present, line out for a hurl­ing ex­hi­bi­tion match takes place this evening at St Con­leth’s Park, New­bridge, Co Kil­dare.

This year’s squads in­clude Tommy Walsh, Ol­lie Can­ning, Char­lie Carter, Niall Quinn, Stephen Hunt, Anna Geary, John Mul­lane, Joe Brolly and Peter Canavan. The match of­fi­cials in­clude Tadgh Fur­long, Miriam O’Cal­laghan and Katie Walsh. Liam Grif­fin and Brian Cody will be the two man­agers for the game, while Micheál Ó Muirc­heartaigh and Seán Bán Breath­nach will pro­vide the com­men­tary.

Pre-match en­ter­tain­ment be­gins at 5.30pm, with the match throw­ing in at 6pm. Tick­ets cost­ing ¤10 for adults and ¤15 for fam­i­lies are on sale at can­cer.ie/cat­a­log/ tick­ets, 1850-606060, and at the gate this evening.

The value of in­ter­ac­tive mu­sic-mak­ing for peo­ple in hos­pi­tal, nurs­ing homes and day cen­tres will be ex­plored in a work­shop at Our Lady of Lour­des Hos­pi­tal, Drogheda, Co Louth, to­mor­row from 2.30pm- 4.30pm.

Led by pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians from Kids Clas­sic, the work­shop will look at dif­fer­ent ap­proaches within acute and chronic health­care set­tings. Ad­mis­sion is free but ad­vanced book­ing is ad­vised on tra­dat­heart­work­shop.eventbrite.co.uk.

Live per­for­mances and a céilí will be held in var­i­ous health set­tings as part of the Trad at Heart fes­ti­val. See also kid­sclas­sics.ie.

Sight­savers launched a #MissedMo­ments cam­paign in Gal­way at the week­end and it will run un­til Fri­day week, August 24th.

Part of the cam­paign fea­tures a unique idea – at least to Ire­land – with a “Dig­i­tal Re­tail Dis­play unit” in Eyre Square Shop­ping Cen­tre.

A donor who taps a credit or debit card to do­nate ¤2 can then watch how their sim­ple ac­tion and small gift will help give a per­son back their sight.

The goal of the cam­paign by Sight­savers – an in­ter­na­tional char­ity for treat­ing and pre­vent­ing avoid­able blind­ness – is to raise enough money to help 250,000 peo­ple, about the same as the pop­u­la­tion of Co Gal­way.

Should the Tribes­men win the All-Ire­land hurl­ing fi­nal on Sun­day that tar­get should be eas­ily sur­passed.

The an­nual Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety Night Nurses fundrais­ing walks will take place in Mar­lay Park, Dublin, and Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on Fri­day from 7.30pm-9pm.

Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety Night Nurses pro­vide ter­mi­nally ill can­cer pa­tients with free in-home care through the night, giv­ing fam­ily mem­bers a chance to rest. Reg­is­tra­tion costs ¤15 for adults and un­der-16s go free.

See eventbrite.ie for tick­ets.

Res­i­dents and busi­nesses near Our Lady’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Crum­lin can help fam­i­lies who reg­u­larly visit the hos­pi­tal by do­nat­ing a park­ing space through a new ini­tia­tive.

The in­ter­na­tional park­ing busi­ness Parkpnp Global and the Chil­dren’s Med­i­cal Re­search Foun­da­tion Crum­lin has launched a pi­lot scheme to pro­vide th­ese park­ing spa­ces to fam­i­lies who need them. If you live near the hos­pi­tal, find out more at bit.ly/2M5s­n0z

PHO­TO­GRAPH: MOR­GAN TREACY/IN­PHO

Davy Rus­sell, Richie Ho­gan, Lee Chin, Marty Morrissey, Ur­sula Ja­cob, Jamie Codd and Danny Mullins ahead of the Hurl­ing For Can­cer Re­search 2018 match.

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