The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - CLUB NEWS -

It has been a very busy few weeks for the Kerry Hospice Foun­da­tion. We are so grate­ful to all the pub­lic for the huge con­tin­ued sup­port and to all who or­gan­ised events and con­tinue to or­gan­ise events.


We had two fam­i­lies who lit up their houses for Christ­mas while rais­ing funds in the process. The Pur­cells in Kil­lor­glin and The McCabes in Bal­ly­duff made a huge ef­fort in light­ing up their houses and both looked amaz­ing. Well done to all and a fan­tas­tic way to get in to the Christ­mas spirit.

BAG PACK­ING: We thank all the vol­un­teers who helped with the bag pack­ing on a very busy Sun­day be­fore Christ­mas in Tesco, and it was hugely suc­cess­ful thanks to the pub­lic again.

SWIMS: There were many events over the Christ­mas with the gang on Port­magee kick­ing it all off with the an­nual Christ­mas Day swim which is al­ways a great event. This group con­tinue to raise funds and this is now a very pop­u­lar event.

WALKS: St Stephen’s Day saw two dif­fer­ent walks tak­ing place, The an­nual Bill Kirby walk kicked off in Tralee and it turned out to be one of the biggest years for this walk.

Daveys walk took place in Black­wa­ter on St Stephen’s Day also and again was hugely sup­ported. A great day was had by all with food pro­vided for all dur­ing and af­ter the walk. They had great sup­port with spon­sor­ship and a huge crowd turned up on the day.

SOC­CER MATCH: The Wind­mill United soc­cer club held a match on St Stephen’s Day in which 30 play­ers took part and the funds they raised on the day they do­nated to KHF. Thank you for the kind ges­ture.

CY­CLE: The Chain Gang cy­cling club held a cy­cle in mem­ory of Nicky Fitzgearld in which 57 peo­ple cy­cled to Castlis­land and again raised near €1000. They had great weather for the event and again hugely sup­ported.

QUIZ: There was a great event on the 28th with the Kil­flynn Cancer sup­port group held their suc­cess­ful quiz in Her­bert’s Bar and Parker’s Bar. This group have raised large amounts of money for Cancer char­i­ties down through the years.

TRAC­TOR RUN: The Anvil group as they do ev­ery year held some events over Christ­mas in the run-up to the James Ashe trac­tor run which will take place on the 13th of Jan­uary. They con­tinue to raise money for the Pal­lia­tive Care and other Cancer char­i­ties and have done great work over the years.

RUGBY FUNDRAISER: The Castleis­land RFC held their spilt the bucket fundraiser last week­end which was a great suc­cess. Thank you for choos­ing Pal­lia­tive Care for your event.

NEW YEAR Run: New Year’s Eve was a great day and the op­ti­mal Fit­ness Run was a huge suc­cess. Michelle Gre­aney had over 400 run­ners tak­ing part in this event. Michelle is go­ing to run an­other one on the 16th of Fe­bru­ary.


The Bon Jovee Gig will take place in the Bran­don Ho­tel on the 16th of Fe­bru­ary. Tick­ets on sale now.

Coach Con­voy: The An­nascaul/Inch Branch of Kerry Hospice are or­gan­is­ing a big day out on the 9th of March in which a con­voy of buses will take in the sights of Slea Head and will be fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments and en­ter­tain­ment on the Din­gle Skel­lig. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact miri­amp­den­[email protected]


All of us here at the Kerry Hospice Foun­da­tion would like to con­grat­u­late Dr Shea­han on her re­cent award. An award that is so well de­served.

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