Thursday, July 11, 2019

FANCY enjoying some fresh air and beautiful scenery while raising funds for a very worthy cause?

People are being sought to take part in an upcoming challenge in the form of a sponsored walk for Cuan Mhuire in Athy, with funds raised going towards the development of a new single-storey, 40-bed women’s treatment centre.

The walk will begin at 10am on Saturday 17 August along the Waterford Greenway, with participants trekking some 25km from Waterford city to Kilmacthomas. A bus will be available from Athy.

Organiser Maurice Flinter from Flinter’s Flooring explained that he and his family do a lot of walking themselves and have walked on the Greenway several times, which is where the idea came from. The plan is to bring a group of 20 people and he hopes to raise at least €4,000 from the event.

Mr Flinter was also involved in the organisation of a fundraising fashion show in April for the same cause, which saw a crowd of around 400 people attend Athy’s Clanard Court Hotel. At that time Cuan Mhuire’s Nicola Kelly told the  Kildare Nationalist that planning permission has been received and that works have started but noted that funding is required to see the project through.

“It’s a good cause,” Mr Flinter said, adding that Cuan Mhuire does “massive” work. “It’s absolutely fantastic care.”

Sponsorship cards can be obtained from Mr Flinter – contact him on 087 6560948 – who explained that every little helps and can make a difference.

“Every bit of help we can get, we really, really appreciate it,” he explained.

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