Last Sunday July 28th was a day that wont be forgotten too quickly in both the Millstreet and General Duhallow Area and the Reason for this was the holding of the Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run which was in aid of the ICRR Air Ambulance Service,almost 140 Truckers hit the Road to take part in the Event which saw Trucks come from both near and far with Entries coming from as far away as Tipperary and other parts of Munster and very highly supported by Local Hauliers as well,the Event was based out of the Fantastic K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet and just after 12 Noon the colourful array of Vehicles left K and L with the Vintage Vehicles leading the Group to take on a journey which saw the Run make its way on to Rathmore,Knocknagree,Ballydesmond,Newmarket,Kanturk,Biddys Green,Sandpit House,Rathcoole,past the Air Ambulance Service Base and back into the Finish at K and L,lots of people were out to support the Run and they were not to be disappointed as it was a sight to behold as it made it’s way along the Duhallow Roads,as the Run approached the finish in Millstreet it was accompanied by the Aer Ambulance Helicopter overhead which since today Tuesday July 30th has now gone live and into Full Service.
Before the Run got underway John Kearney of the ICRR Air Ambulance Group gave an insight into what this Service will mean to both Truck Drivers and the General Public alike outlining the benefits of such a vital Service and he also paid tribute to Millstreet Vintage Club for making the Event happen and was overwhelmed by the amount of support that was evident on the day.
Event Organiser Daniel Lucey was absolutely delighted with the turnout,Daniel and all the Team at Millstreet Vintage Club paid tribute to all the Hauliers who took time out from there weekend off to support the Run and to the General Public who attended and who very generously supported the Event,Daniel would like to thank each and everyone of you all for your contribution in making the Event such a success,
Daniel Lucey would also like to thank all the Hardworking Team of Club Members and Friends of the Club who helped out on both the lead up and on the day of the Run itself,without this help the Event would not be able to go ahead,also sincere thanks to the O’Keeffe Family for the use of such a fantastic Facility in K and L and to the Buckley Family for the use of the Clover Hill Facility,also many thanks to the Marshals,Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana for doing a great job out on the Route to keep the Event running so smoothly and safely,to the people who looked after all the Sign On,Documentaton,Selling of Tickets etc we thank you all for your help,to the Catering Team who kept everyone well looked after with Tea/Coffee Scones etc,to Tony O’Brien for looking after the BBQ,to Willie Fitzgerald and his Country Roadshow for keeping us Entertained for the Day,to all the Media/Photographers/Video people who covered the Event on both the lead up and on the Day itself we thank you very much for the support,thanks also to our Peace Commissioner Catherine Pomeroy for overseeing the Raffle and to Dromtarriffe Hall Committee for the use of there Tables and Chairs,and finally to all the people that donated spot prizes and items for the goodie bags thanks so much for your Generosity it’s very much appreciated.
We will let people know soon what the final figure collected once all donations have been collected and Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be part of a process in supporting such a Worthy Cause in the ICRR Air Ambulance Service.
If you would like to make a Contribution you can still donate to the ICRR Air Ambulance with the following BIC and IBAN details IBAN:IE24MATN99221206094207 BIC:MATNIE21XXX
Some great Photos and Video are to be found on the following links