Lawn­mower club gears up for fam­ily fun evening to sup­port can­cer care

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

RE­COV­ERY Haven Kerry is cut­ting to the chase (lit­er­ally!) with the newly formed Kerry Lawn­mower Club – a novel idea that is sure to keep the cob­webs off your lawn­mow­ers and bar­rows, while also sup­port­ing a very wor­thy char­ity at the same time.

The idea is the re­sult of ef­forts by some big-hearted com­mit­tee mem­bers who have come to­gether to or­gan­ise Kerry’s first ever Lawn­mower Run and fam­ily fun evening. It takes place in Killorglin on Fri­day, June 1 to help raise funds for Re­cov­ery Haven Kerry and ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to come along.

Kerry foot­ball star Peter Crow­ley will of­fi­cially launch the event which is al­ready shap­ing up to be a great event with the com­mit­tee de­ter­mined to in­clude both adults and chil­dren in their plans.

Chief or­gan­iser Bren­dan Fer­ris ex­plained that he and the com­mit­tee are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing can­cer care in Kerry and have cho­sen Re­cov­ery Haven Kerry as the ben­e­fi­ciary of their first ever lawn­mower run. He added that they wanted to do some­thing that hasn’t been done here be­fore and he is now call­ing on the pub­lic to come out and show their sup­port.

“We wanted to do some­thing fun and that’s a bit of craic for all the fam­ily. But to make this a suc­cess we need peo­ple to come along with their lawn­mow­ers and wheel­bar­rows on the night and take part,” Bren­dan said.

“Ba­si­cally we need peo­ple to sup­port us, not just with their pock­ets, but also with their pres­ence. And as well as fam­i­lies and pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als, we are re­ally en­cour­ag­ing, schools, so­cial clubs and busi­ness own­ers in the gar­den and agri trade to take part and show their wares on the night,” he added.

The Run is be open to ride-on and push lawn­mow­ers, quads and gar­den trac­tors with a raf­fle prize up for grabs in each cat­e­gory. Or­gan­is­ers are also invit­ing both adults and chil­dren to en­ter their own dec­o­rated wheel­bar­rows in the run with a prize awarded to the best gar­den-themed bar­row in each cat­e­gory (adult & child). And to make this unique event even more fun, there will also be prizes on of­fer for the ‘most ap­pro­pri­ately dressed’ adult and child who best in­cor­po­rate the gar­den theme at the event.

Any­one wish­ing to take part is asked to con­tact Bren­dan on 0872604566. En­try can be paid by way of a €20 reg­is­tra­tion fee or by tak­ing a spon­sor­ship card.

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Launch­ing the Lawn­mower Run in aid of Re­cov­ery Haven were James Clif­ford, An­thony Doona, Bren­dan Tyther, Peter Crow­ley, Bren­dan Fer­ris and Davy Flem­ing which will be on the Fri­day, June 1, at 6pm from Boyle’s Yard and two cir­cuits of the town.

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