THE SPONSORED CLIMB, CYCLE & CANOE TEAM arrived safely home to a hero’s welcome at the Ferryslip, Youghal, last Saturday 6th August. After 8 long days of climbing, cycling & canoeing the team were in great spirits as they were greeted by family, friends and members of the Youghal Cancer Support Group.
A reception with some well earned refreshments to round off their fund raising week in the wild was held at the Red Store Restaurant where a benefit music night, in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group, with alternative DJ set by Mick O’Connell followed by live music from the fantastic local band The Vinyls.
Youghal Cancer Support Group said on their Facebook page: - “Well done to everyone who took part in The Climb, Cycle and Canoe in aid of THE YOUGHAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. Personally and as a group we are all very proud of you. With people like ye we are sure to reach our goal, which is to open a CANCER SUPPORT AND DROP IN CENTER in Youghal for East Cork, West Waterford and all Townlands in between. Again a very BIG THANK YOU.”
About the teams endurance
[30th July - 6th August] A Sponsored Climb,Cycle & Canoe in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group between
This is a sponsored event taking place on 30th July – 6th August 2011 raising money for the Youghal Cancer Support Group Serving East Cork & West Waterford Districts. All Donations & Support Are Kindly Welcomed.
The idea is to climb over Irelands highest mountain ‘Carrantuohill’, Cycle around one of our most famous scenic routes ‘The Ring of Kerry’ & canoe down the third longest river ‘The River Blackwater’ from Millstreet all the way to where it meets the sea at Youghal Co…. Cork.
The plan is to do each leg of the journey, a 15km hike, 220km cycle & 110km canoe trip, back to back in less than a week and raise as much money as possible. Sore legs, bums & arms for a worthy cause.!
For any info. contact Jamie on 087-7694537
Click on the video below to see the team’s arrival in Youghal Harbour
Youghal Cancer Support Group Info.
The aim of the group is to open a new purpose built Cancer support & drop in centre for the East Cork & West Waterford districts. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarvan, Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton, Youghal & all of the town-lands in between.
The plan is to provide a holistic centre in which people with cancer and their families can find emotional support & practical help. Our aim is to provide therapies that complement the medical model, so as to make a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.
The complementary therapies will include;
• Counselling with fully trained & accredited therapists
• Stress management
• Therapeutic Massage & Reflexology
• Relaxation & Visualisation
All therapies will fully conform to best medical practice. Regular information meetings will be held.
For further information please contact: 087 – 1677447
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