Successful fundraising walk benefits Cancer Research

August 28, 2012

On Thursday evening a donation of more than £6,000 was handed over to Cancer Research by members of Silverbridge GFC.

The magnificent sum is the proceeds of a 12-hour fundraising walk held at the club’s walking track last month, during which participants walked in relay, making donating £1.00 for every completed lap of the circuit.  The event culminated in a short prayer service and the release of Chinese lanterns dedicated to those who have been affected by cancer, and their families.

Gervase McCartan and PJ O’Hanlon, representing Cancer Research, were present at the club on Thursday evening to accept a cheque for £5,050stg and €1,825.  Thanking those behind the initiative, Mr McCartan said the money would go a long way to helping research all types of cancer and expressed the hope that one day, through such research, a cure could be found.

On behalf of Silverbridge GFC and the organisers of the event, Chairman Jarlath Burns, thanked the Mr McCartan and Mr O’Hanlon for attending and paid tribute to the ladies in the club, particularly Mary Quinn and Martina Reel, who were the driving force behind the initiative.

Mary, Martina and their team of dedicated helpers take this opportunity to extend their sincere appreciation to all those who helped out and supported the successful event.

Grateful thanks is extended to Fr. Rory Coyle; Silverbridge Wholesale; New Century Printers; Happy Faces Day Care; ValuLand; Daisychain Creche; Cross Castles; John McShane; Eugene Murphy; Jim McEvoy, Polar Freight; Patricia, Laura and Grainne Murphy; Boyds Stores, Newry; the Examiner newspaper; Bernard Reel; the musicians who played on the night on stage and in the bar; all the ladies in the community who baked bread, scones and buns for the refreshments and all the members of the club who worked hard to make the day such a success.