Clare volunteers needed to help Make-A-Wish dreams come true

Clare volunteers needed to help Make-A-Wish dreams come true

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Padraig Harrington gears up for Cannonball 2015 to support Make-a-Wish Foundation   Golfer Padraig Harrington takes time out from the fairways to join  Fen Flannelly (5, Ros Bannon (7) and Daragh Gorman (5) in an authentic Delorean to launch Cannonball 2015 in aid of the Make-a-Wish Foundation which takes place from 11th to 13th of September. “I am proud to be an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and delighted to be helping them to launch this year’s Cannonball event.” said Harrington “The Cannonball road trip is sure to be a fantastic spectacle and I hope as many people as possible come out to enjoy the festivities while raising money for this worthy children’s charity.” Pictures:Brian McEvoy No repro fee for one use   CANNONBALL, sponsored by Manhattan Popcorn, is the largest organised road trip in Europe and the most exciting motoring and social event of the year with most of the world’s top mark cars such as McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley.  New in 2015 are the Pagani Zonda, Keonigsegg and Carrera GT.  These are 3 of the most unique cars in the world and are being shipped in to Ireland for the event with a combined value of €5 million.  This year the start line for CANNONBALL will be at the Point Village, Dublin on Friday September 11th.  The gleaming convoy will drive through 900KM of Irish open roads through Dublin, Sligo, The wild Atlantic way, Killaloe, Killarney and the ring of Kerry, Cahir and finishing in Wexford.  The spectacular convoy will be more impressive than ever with free family Festivals all over the country and over 150,000 spectators are expected to line the streets all over Ireland. Each start and finish line at each host town is infused with an electric atmosphere featuring Brazilian dancers, live music, DJs, The Monster Energy JAM Truck, local entertainers and dignitaries, confetti cannons, lots of Manhattan popcorn, Cannonball official merchandice and, of course, t

Golfer Padraig Harrington takes time out from the fairways to join Fen Flannelly (5, Ros Bannon (7) and Daragh Gorman (5) in an authentic Delorean to launch Cannonball 2015 in aid of the Make-a-Wish Foundation which takes place from 11th to 13th of September.
Picture:Brian McEvoy

Cannonball Ireland will drive through Clare next month and a call is being put out for volunteers to assist with the Make-A-Wish Ireland fundraiser.

2014 saw Cannonball Ireland raise an incredible €112,300 for Make-A-Wish® Ireland to help grant extraordinary wishes to children aged 3-17 years battling life-threatening medical conditions.

The Cannonball event, is Europe’s largest organised road trip. Over 150 super cars will take to the streets around Ireland in spectacular style stopping at festivals and gatherings along the way to raise much needed funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland®.

Killaloe will host the event on September 12th from 12:00 – 14:00 and a big request has been issued for volunteers to help make Cannonball a success once more.  Should you wish to volunteer, email Barbara@makeawish.ie  or ring 01 2052012. Volunteers must be aged 16 and over. All volunteers will be assisted by an event team put in place by the charity.

Speaking exclusively to The Clare Herald, Barbara Cahill, Head of Volunteer Relations with Make-A-Wish Ireland mentioned the benefits of the fundraiser. “Cannonball is an amazing event that brings over 100,000 spectators to the towns and villages to see the super cars in action.  For Make-A-Wish Ireland® it helps raise awareness for the charity and also valuable funds to grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.  The funds raised from this event will have a huge effect on our waiting list, which has just under 200 children on it.”

Padraig Harrington is an Ambassador for the event and he is hopeful that people will give Cannonball the support it deserves. “”I am proud to be an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and delighted to be helping them to launch this year’s Cannonball event. The Cannonball road trip is sure to be a fantastic spectacle and I hope as many people as possible come out to enjoy the festivities while raising money for this worthy children’s charity”.”

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