Fundraising event in aid of ICRR Rathcoole Air Ambulance, Kanturk and Millstreet Community Hospitals and The Burren Chernobyl Project.
As you are aware a number of GAA clubs have been using this time to raise funds for various charities while also getting some running in.
So over the past week both Kiskeam and Ballydesmond GAA clubs have decided to do our bit to help raise vital funds for our hospitals in Duhallow.
We see this as a great opportunity for our players to give something back to the community while also giving a sense of purpose to their running as they wait to get back on the playing fields.
The idea is to see which team can run the most kilometres over a weekend in an attempt to find ‘Duhallow’s Fittest GAA Club’
Our aim is to raise some vital funds for both the Kanturk and Millstreet Community Hospitals, and Rathcoole Air Ambulance.
All of these groups provide our communities with invaluable help and support. And in these most challenging of times, it is crucial that we get behind them and raise as much as we possibly can. Their employees and volunteers have worked so hard for us over the years, now we can try to do something for them.
And while it is very important that we all support our own local hospitals and charities during this current health crisis, it is also important to acknowledge other places in the world that are suffering. We have decided to do our bit for the hard hit orphanages in Belarus. This year marks the 34th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe. The Burren Chernobyl Project was set up to provide humanitarian aid to those people that are still suffering the after effects of the Chernobyl disaster in orphanages in Belarus. These children are extremely vulnerable and are at severe risk from Covid 19. A portion of funds raised here will go to this very worthy charity.
The fundraiser will begin on Friday 8th May and run until Sunday the 10th May. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. There is no amount too big or too small, every little helps.
The .@Duhallowfittest Fundraiser for Kanturk and Millstreet Community Hospitals, the Burren Chernobyl Project and Air Ambulance underway at midnight. 2018 All Ireland winning Knocknagree captain Matthew about to take up new game! .@DuhallowGAA pic.twitter.com/mfifsgilL5
— John Tarrant (@jgtarrant) May 7, 2020
Please support our great causes! #duhallowsfittestGAAclub #kanturkhospital #millstreethospital #ICRROfficial #AirAmbulance #burrenchernobylproject @ExaminerSport @Corkman_ie @echolivecork @OfficialCorkGAA @CorksRedFM @Corks96FM @C103Cork pic.twitter.com/JXRz0Hz0GZ
— Duhallows Fittest GAA Club-Charity Fundraiser (@Duhallowfittest) April 30, 2020
When your out for a run this week/wknd, why not wear a retro club jersey and post a photo. Don’t forget to tag @Duhallowfittest. Photo with most likes by Tue 12th will win a mystery prize!!! Please like and retweet to help us raise funds. #duhallowfittest #pleasedonate #gofundme pic.twitter.com/ZBm0zG0tr6
— Duhallows Fittest GAA Club-Charity Fundraiser (@Duhallowfittest) May 5, 2020