‘Running For The Bus’ Raises €44,000 For Local Charity

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A cheque for €44,000 was presented to Kerry Cancer Support Group by the ‘Running For The Bus’ group.

KERRY Cancer Support Group (KCSG) has received an incredible €44,000 after a series of fundraising events in the past year.

KCSG was approached a year ago by Breda Lynch and Siobhan Kelliher from the ‘Glenflesk ag Rith’ running group with an idea that they wanted to do a series of runs leading up to the Dublin City Marathon and at the same time raise money for the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.

“Running for the Bus” was born. Breda’s family had a strong connection with cancer at the time as her daughter was going through treatment.

Leah didn’t use the bus but it passes their door every day and was a symbol to them so they chose to support it. Throughout the year many events were held including “Rallying for the Bus”, “Clonkeen Youth Choir” cd launch, “Choir in the Shire” and of course all of the runs that happened during the year culminating in the Dublin Marathon.

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Members of the Kerry Cancer Support team were presented with the final cheque for €44,000 last week by Breda and her husband Diarmuid at their centre in Tralee.

The Management, Staff and Board of Directors at Kerry Cancer Support Group would like to express their sincere gratitude to the ‘Running for the Bus’ group and the community in East Kerry and beyond for all of their hard work in raising not only the money but in also raising awareness of the organisation.

The funds will be used to complement and enhance the existing services that Kerry Cancer Support Group provide. These include the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus which transports service users from all over Kerry and parts of Cork to hospitals in Cork for their cancer treatment, delivery of awareness programmes to schools and groups in the region and provision of their emergency driving service which transports service users where no other service can help them.

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