Ger’s Journey From Cork To Tralee In Aid Of Bumbleance

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A CORKMAN will arrive in Tralee this Sunday afternoon after walking 208km in a fundraiser for Kerry-based charity Bumbleance.

Ger Hennessy is departing from his home town in Cork on Friday and finishing up on Sunday at The Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee who have sponsored accommodation for the fundraiser.

A raffle with prizes graciously donated by local businesses has so far raised over €8,000, even before Ger embarks on his journey.  He said the support and kindness has been overwhelming.

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He will walk from Cork to Killarney on the Friday night, staying in The Killarney Court hotel. On Saturday he will walk from Killarney to Killorglin and then from Killorglin to The Meadowlands in Tralee on the Sunday where he is expected to arrive at 4pm.

Bumbleance is part of the Saoirse Foundation, a not-for-profit charity founded by Tony and Mary Heffernan, parents of two very special children, Saoirse and Liam.

The charity is named after their daughter, Saoirse who was diagnosed with Battens disease, a rare genetic and fatal disorder in March of 2009. In March of 2010 Liam was also diagnosed with Battens Disease and passed away in 2014.

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