Huge thanks to Teresa Connolly and her creative cohort for the fantastic sum of €1,691.88 donated to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centrefrom their craft sale fundraisers held in Tescos Kilrush on 21st June and in the Community Centre in Kilmihil on August 5th last.
These champion crafters unleashed their creative force,
creating a dazzling display of beautiful home-made treasures to raise much-needed funds for the West Clare Cancer Centre in Kilkee and we are extremely grateful to them for their labours of love, resulting in this marvellous donation. Again ladies, sincere thanks to you all!
Come along to Tescos Kilrush on Friday 21st June next and peruse the beautiful crafts on display, home-made by Teresa Connolly and her ‘Crafty Friends’, all in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre. There will also be a raffle on the day, giving some lucky person the opportunity to take home their very own delightful Paddington Bear! For more information, contact Teresa on (086) 3477616.
OUR BUSY LITTLE BEES ARE BUSILY CRAFTING TREASURES TO DELIGHT THE SOUL – ALL IN AID OF THE West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 5TH AUGUST IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN KILMIHIL.
Come along to the Community Centre in Kilmihil on Monday August 5th and peruse the beautiful crafts on display, home-made by Teresa Connolly and her ‘Crafty Friends’, all in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre Kilkee. There will also be a raffle on the day, giving some very lucky people the opportunity to take home their very own delightful home-made treasures! For more information, contact Teresa Connolly on (086) 3477616.
of the Provision of Cancer Care Services for the People of West Clare!
The sun may have set on an amazing day and another marathon, but as we look back on the achievements of the group over the past twenty years; from the provision of funding for palliative care in Ennistymon General Hospital and in Regina House in Kilrush, to its daily support services such as transport for chemotherapy and radiotherapy appointments, counselling, complementary therapies, pilgrimage funding, and the provision of palliative aids for patients’ home use – we realise that the fight continues and the work goes on. Because it needs to. By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will be affected by cancer. A sobering thought and an unfortunate reality.
What has been achieved by the inhabitants of West Clare Communities uniting and working together, forging their own paths in achieving and retaining these vital services for West Clare is nothing short of extraordinary – so take a bow, each and everyone of you – the life-blood of the West Clare Mini Marathon, without whose generosity of spirit and tireless endeavours we could not exist. The beating heart of any charity is its foot soldiers – the unsung heroes who take one dimensional ideals on paper and turn them into 3D living reality.
To each and everyone of you, thank you sincerely for your commitment and dedication to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre.
Huge thanks to everybody who took part in the 22nd ANNUAL WEST CLARE MINI MARAT HON ON SUNDAY. Patsy Downes got the festivities off to a flying start during registration and the sun shone just when it was needed. Sincere thanks also to Hayes Gala Shop, Kilkee for the fabulous eats and treats provided to participants upon their return. Thank you to all who donated on the day, and still continue to. We are extremely grateful to you all. Huge thanks to Pat Keating for his fab photos taken on the day.
TIME TO GET YOUR GROOVE ON!
22nd ANNUAL WEST CLARE MINI MARATHON – SUNDAY 26th JANUARY 2020 – THE ROUTE MAY HAVE CHANGED BUT THE GOAL REMAINS THE SAME!
The only constant in life is change and while the route for the Annual West Clare Mini Marathon has changed to the coast road walk in Kilkee, the goal of raising funds for the retention of cancer care services in West Clare remains the same, and the work to achieve that goal goes on.
Registration for the event will take place in the Community Centre in Kilkee on Sunday 26th January, from 12pm until 1:30pm – fee €20.00 per participant, The official starting point will be St. Senan’s Church, Kilkee.
Runners will depart at 1:45pm, followed by Walkers at 2pm. The finishing point will be The Square in Kilkee.
Donation cards for the event will be available at the Cancer Centre in Corry Lane, Kilkee for anyone wishing to make a donation and will also be available in the Community Centre on the day. Many thanks to Chris Mc Kiernan for his video showing the route for our event.
Feel free to contact us on (065) 9060762 or (065) 9056181 if you have any questions.
Huge thanks to Lorraine Ryan, Lislanahan, Kilkee, for her fantastic Christmas Card Fundraiser in aid of the West Clare Cancer Centre. The marvellous sum of €1,983.00 was raised for the Centre through the sale of the Christmas Cards – Lorraine’s initiative – and we are extremely gratefiul to her. Thanks also to all of the retailers who stocked the cards for the Christmas season.
Another first for the West Clare Cancer Centre, our beautiful Christmas card selection for 2019 was unveiled in shops locally, in Kilkee, today and in the West Clare Cancer Centre. Six beautiful designs – 12 cards per box, only €8.00. All proceeds will go directly to the West Clare Cancer Centre to continue to provide cancer care services for the people of West Clare. The cards will also be on sale at Trump International Doonbeg Christmas Market on November 29th and 30th, and on Sunday December 1st. When choosing your Christmas cards this festive season, choose our cards and help in our crusade against cancer.
Sincere thanks to Kilkee Golf Club Captain David (Daithi) O’connell, Vice Captain John Garvey and Committee member Grainne Mulryan for the fantastic sum of €1,200.00 presented to the West Clare Cancer Centre on Sunday last, on foot of a quiz night fundraiser held by the club in July 2019. Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the event – we are extremely grateful to you all.
Huge thanks and congratulations to the event organisers on the success of their ‘Voices for Cancer’ concert in Knockerra Church on Thursday 21st November last. It promised to be a special night and it absolutely delivered on that promise. Visiting choirs from 12 parishes did themselves proud and laid on a feast for all the senses, raising the incredible sum of €7,022.00 for the West Clare Cancer Centre here in Kilkee. Now in it’s fourth year, this musical extravaganza has gone from strength to strength, showcasing the wealth of talent available in West Clare, and also that fantastic community spirit like no other. We are, as ever, humbled by the scale of the generosity, kindness and goodwill of everyone involved!
ONCE AGAIN, HUUUUGGGEEE THANKS to Keelin Power and Caoimhe, Naoise, Eorann, Fionn & Muireann Hegarty, for what has become their Annual St. Stephens Day Fundraiser in aid of the West Clare Cancer Centre. Our little heroes not only reached but exceeded their goal of €1,000 – raising the fantastic sum of €1,037.80.
Huge thanks also to mothers Valerie Hegarty and Roisin Power Power for accompanying their little caped crusaders. We are extremely grateful to all of you!
Huge thanks to Tony Cogan and to everybody who took part in the 35th Annual Christmas Day Charity Swim at the Whitestrand, Miltown Malbay and to support swimmers in Spanish Point and members of swimming group Snamhai Sasta. Their combined efforts raised an astonishing €3,275.00 for the West Clare Cancer Centre here in Kilkee. We are exremely grateful to you all!
Huge thanks to John O Connell and his team for the fantastic sum of €4,090.00 donated to the West Clare Cancer Centre from their 16th Annual Gortglass Lake Christmas Day Swim. The tremendous outpouring of support from this amazingly philanthropic group of people has seen over €80,000.00 raised for the continued provision of cancer care services for the people of West Clare and we are truly grateful to them for that!