Following on last years huge success, Glenbower family fun day in aid of Crumlin hospital and Youghal Cancer support group drew a large crowd from the surrounding areas, and further a field to celebrate May Sunday 2013 in Killeagh Co. Cork. Killeagh women and organizer Deirdre Fitzgerald for the second consecutive year, with the help of many people in the community held a day for families to gather and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Glenbower Woods. Children enjoyed face painting a bouncing castle, pony rides and a pet’s corner along with many other fun activities along the avenue in the woods. People out for the day got to enjoy live music by Pasty Irwin and band, and Dj David O keeffe. The Home produce stall did very well, with everybody enjoying home baking and refreshments made by many women in the community who worked closely with Deirdre. A lot of local business people helped make the occasion possible by donating prizes for the raffle along with their time and energy making the day a memorable one.
The funds raised all went to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the Local charity Youghal Cancer Support Group. Through public donations Crumlin Hospital now provides cutting edge laboratory facilities and investigations into the causes and treatments of many childhood illness and diseases- which has won international recognition. Public fundraisers such as the one held in Glenbower on May 5th help these facilities work at full pace.
The Local Charity that came out in pink on the Family fun day was THE YOUGHAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP- who is dedicated to opening a Support center in Youghal to offer help and support to all those who are, or have suffered the trauma of cancer. They have been fundraising tirelessly for over two years now and have achieved amazing results that brings them closer to the valuable community facility that will offer therapeutic support to families and sufferers of cancer. The best of luck to them in the coming months!
– Siobhan Fogarty