Milford Hospice annual run/walk this weekend

Milford Hospice annual run/walk this weekend

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Photo: Keith Wiseman

The 10km Run/Walk, now in its sixth year will take place on Sunday, January 28th at the University of Limerick with a new start time of 11.00a.m.

The 10km is open to runners and walkers of all levels and abilities with all of the proceeds going directly to support the work of Milford Hospice across Counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary.

Pat Quinlan, Chief Executive of Milford Care Centre explained, “This event has become a popular sporting and fun activity with participant levels growing on an annual basis and last year we saw record numbers with over 1,500 taking part, which is truly amazing”.  Pat went on to say; “this year we have changed both the route and the start time as we want to keep the event interesting and varied for our supporters so all in all in all there is lots to look forward to”.    We are delighted this year to announce that Monami Construction Ltd, Building Contractors for our new Hospice development have come on board as our main sponsor by supplying our technical running tops.

Speaking at the launch of the 10km, Bryan Quille, Monami’s Construction Director said, “We are delighted to sponsor the running tops for the Milford Hospice 10km this year.  Whilst our primary role is that of building contractors, we, nonetheless, also like to support and invest in the community.  We have great admiration and respect for what Milford Hospice is all about in their ongoing and relentless efforts to deliver the highest level of palliative care across the Mid-West region. They are so highly regarded by everybody and I encourage everyone to participate – bring your friends, family, neighbours – everyone is welcome to come out and support the work of Milford Hospice,” he said.

“Fundraising support has become even more imperative as we are nearing the completion of our new purpose built specialist hospice unit, which, all going well, will become operational in February so we are almost there, said Pat Quinlan. “Just to re-iterate that the key drivers for this development are to ensure that the privacy and dignity needs for each individual patient we serve are fully met in they having a single room and that with our increased bed capacity we are confident that we can deliver more responsive and ready access for patients into the future.  We pride ourselves in delivering services of the highest quality and standards for the people of the Mid West and this would not be possible without the ongoing generosity of the general public and key Sponsors, such as Monami Construction Ltd.  Therefore, this 10km fundraising event is of huge importance to us and we would appeal to the community to come along and participate in some way on the day by jogging, running or walking with us, in support of our work”.

The starting location for the 10km route will be at the UL Arena with the warm up taking place beforehand as always at the UL Plaza. Participants will then progress along the new route, which will be well marshalled, before reaching the finishing point on the UL track.

Early-bird registration is now open, with a fee of €20 so early registration is encouraged. Participants can register on Milford Care Centre’s website, on www.milfordcarecentre.ie or for further details please feel free to contact the Fundraising Department on 061 485860.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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