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