Rath­more walk brings in €3,210 for Hos­pice

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

DE­CEM­BER 30 once again saw the Bridge Bar Char­ity Walk draw the crowds, with 170 peo­ple tak­ing on one of three walks of vary­ing length and dif­fi­culty.

And through this fine level of par­tic­i­pa­tion, more than €3,200 was raised for a very worthy cause, the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion.

The funds were handed over last Satur­day night at the Bridge Bar it­self, and one of the or­gan­is­ers, Denis Des­mond, was once again de­lighted at how warmly the pub­lic took the event to their hearts ahead of the new year.

“We had three events: one go­ing both ways be­tween the Bridge Bar and the Credit Union; an­other from Clon­keen Church to the bar; and an­other one to the Paps Moun­tains,” he said.

“I’d like to thank all the bus driv­ers who trans­ported our walk­ers on the day; ev­ery­one who helped out with sand­wiches and soups; the par­tic­i­pants; those who do­nated any of the 35 spot prizes to one of our two raf­fles; Catherine Ann and Eric of The Bridge Bar; and Michelle Cooper-Galvin, who did a bril­liant job with the pho­tos.”

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Judy and Denis Des­mond (seated sec­ond and third from left) pre­sent­ing the pro­ceeds of the Rath­more Char­ity Walk, €3210, to Chair­man Pat Doolan and Mar­ian O’Ke­effe of the Kerry Hos­pice with (front from left) Ber­nadette Des­mond, Donal and Mar­garet O’Ke­effe (back from left) Mike O’Sul­li­van, John O’Donoghue, John O’Sul­li­van, Peg Mur­phy, Donal O’Con­nor, Sean Des­mond, Jerry Hickey, Fred­die McGil­licuddy, Mike Crow­ley and Timmy O’Ke­effe at The Bridge Bar, Rath­more, on Satur­day.

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