Therese O Connell set up Youghal Cancer Support Group and Drop In Centre in 2009 having survived Cancer herself. She saw the need for other cancer sufferers, survivors and their families to have a support network nearby. Having spent time using the facilities at the fantastic A.R.C. Cork Cancer Support House in Cork City, she aspires to have such a centre here in Youghal to facilitate families in the East Cork and West Waterford area.
The group now meets in a premises kindly loaned to them by Canon Brown. The members of Youghal Cancer Support Group and Drop In Centre are trained on an ongoing basis and are fully affiliated with the Irish Cancer Society. They also network with other Cancer Support Groups and Centres throughout Ireland.
The aim of the group is to purchase a premises of their own to open a new Cancer Support and drop in Centre for East Cork and West Waterford. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarven, Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton, Cloyne, Ballycotton, and all the townlands in between.
The group aim to provide a Holistic Centre in which people with cancer and their families may find emotional support and practical help. When complete they will run information evenings and have a wide variety of complimentary therapies available such as counselling, stress management, massage, reflexology and yoga.
During the past few years many fundraisers have been held and more then €30,000 has been raised. Anthony O Driscoll and his wife Tina (who run a dairy farm and kennels just outside Youghal) met Therese some months ago and were so inspired by her enthusiasm and commitment that they have rallied a group of local farmers into fundraising action. This band of farmers now aims to run a Charity Livestock Sale in Dungarvan Mart on February 25th next.
Having gathered the immediate support from T.J. Mc Sweeney-Knockanore, Willie Keane-Ardmore, John Landers-Killeagh, Marie O Sullivan-Ardmore, Matt Hurley-Park, Kieran Hallahan-Aglish and Elaine Flavin-Youghal, a committee was formed which rapidly gathered many more supporters. Members of this group will be calling on livestock farmers from Midleton to Dungarvan requesting the donation of an animal (or the price of one)-for auction in Dungarvan in February. This will be the bulk of their fund raising effort.
To ensure the participation of all, they are asking those who make their living from other types of farming and from the farming community-to dig deep and contribute as much as they can to this worthy cause that will benefit the whole community. Anyone who wishes to be involved is welcome. All donations will be gratefully received.
Dungarvan Mart Monday 25th February 2013
If You Think You Can Help Please Contact:
Patsy Fleming – Clashmore – 087 9822950
TJ Mc Sweeney – Knockanore/Tallow – 086 2748380
Kieran Hallahan – Aglish to Cappoquin – 087 2549759
Willie Keane – Ardmore to Dungarvan – 087 2612578
John Landers – Killeagh/Castlemartyr/Mogeely – 086 8123207
Anthony O’ Driscoll – Youghal/Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge –0861744771
Visit the Irish Cancer Society Website www.cancer.ie
Last Thursday evening (Thur 1st Nov 2012) Greenbarn Garden Centre, Killeagh was THE place to be! In an initiative to encourage people to “shop local” this Christmas, Greenbarn invited local businesses to join them for their free “Ladies Shopping & Pampering Evening” to promote their business.
Dimmed lighting and candlelight merging with the delicious smell of mulled wine set the relaxed, friendly atmosphere for the evening. Everyone was delighted at the huge turnout on such a chilly night and after being warmed by mulled wine, smoked salmon, cocktail sausages and homemade biscuits, attention turned to the demonstration on Christmas decorating by renowned Interior Designer Jane Beer.
Many local businesses availed of the opportunity to promote their business including Beauty Within (Castlemartyr), Walshes Pharmacy (Youghal), Quality Hotel (Redbarn), Angel Designs (Ardmore) and Garryvoe Hotel (Garryvoe). Customers expressed delight at such a relaxing, sociable evening during which they enjoyed 10% discount on Christmas decorations and 20% on all other stock, special offers and inclusion in numerous free draws. Greenbarn also raffled a Leisuregrow 200 Series gas barbeque on the night.
Greenbarn would like to thank everyone who came ensuring the evening was such a success. Thanks also to Ballycotton Seafood, Sean Twomey Butchers and Murphy’s Pharmacy who sponsored the evening.
Greenbarn would like to invite everyone to a floral demonstration by RICHARD HASLAM on 22nd November, tickets €10 each. Telephone (024) 90166 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosarii Griffin of Killeagh (Presenter on Youghal Local Radio CRY104FM) is running the NY Marathon on November 4th 2012 in aid of ‘Action Lesotho’, an Irish NGO based in Lesotho.
The funds raised will go towards Lesotho’s orphaned and vulnerable children whose parents have died as a result of HIV and AIDS. These children have nobody to fend for them, and are relying on groups such as Action Lesotho for assistance. This assistance comes in the form of a feeding, health and education programme provided by Action Lesotho, ensuring vulnerable children get at least one nutritious meal a day. Many children seeking assistance come from ‘child-headed’ households, where the eldest often 12 year old siblings is responsible for the care and welfare of the entire family – his or her younger siblings.
All donations, great and small, very gratefully received and will go a long way. For instance, €5 (the price of a cup of coffee and scone) will feed a family for a week, or a child for a month.
To assist, donations can be made directly to www.actionlesotho.ie or sponsorship can be made out to ‘action lesotho’ and sent to Rosarii at 25 Cork Road, Killeagh, Co. Cork.
Rosarii would like to thank all her family, friends, work and radio colleagues and AC club members for their ongoing support and encouragement.”
Walk across Ireland – Walk from A to B
TAKE PART IN THE ULTIMATE WALKING CHALLENGE. It’s not your average walk, it’s 230 Kilometres long and that’s if you don’t get lost! It starts in Allihies in West Cork and ends in Bunmahon, County Waterford, from copper mine to copper mine. It’s now an annual event on its second year and it takes 8 days to complete. Walkers depart from Allihies on Saturday morning 18th August and are due to arrive in Bunmahon the following Saturday 25th August. Can you join them?
Last year 6 people completed the challenge even though over a dozen people attempted it. This year over 30 people are involved from Bunmahon alone so it looks like this could become a huge annual event. They even have their own catering team joining them for the whole journey and they have a newly-wed couple travelling from Italy on their honeymoon to take part! It looks like this might become something to rival the El Camino to Santiago that goes across Northern Spain.
The event coincides with and is affiliated to National Heritage Week. The walk is based on the tragic journeys that were made between the two communities during times of severe hardship in the 1800′s. Both places have their roots in the Copper Mining industry but when work dried up miners and their families would move across the country in search of a living. Many didn’t survive the journey. Although the walk honours the historic links between the two communities it is not a pilgrimage or a historic re-enactment. It’s a fun and exciting challenge.
Reflecting on last year’s journey, Sean Corcoran from Bunmahon says “Last year we made it up as we went along. We agreed targets each day and we all travelled at our own pace. We met up several times a day and every evening. We never had to carry our main gear, just what we needed for the day. It was hard to pass a public house as they are a sanctuary for tired feet and a source of information and refreshments of varying degrees of strength! We mainly camped each night but on several occasions we were given a roof over our heads by hospitable people along the way. It was incredibly memorable and absolutely great fun”.
The walkers will pass through the following places along the way; Allihies, Castletownbere, Adrigole, Glengarriff, Kealkill, Kilmichael, Crookstown, Killumney, Cork City, Midleton, Killeagh, Youghal, Clashmore, Dungarvan, Stradbally and Bunmahon.
Can you help? Gather a few people together, walk the full journey, walk for a day, lend them a hand along the way, move the gear, make a picnic, throw a few coins in their bucket, spread the word, help them to publicise the event. Funds raised are used for local causes in the two communities.
The walkers would be thrilled to see new faces joining them to complete this epic journey. If anyone would like to take part for the entire journey, for some of it, or just would like to know more about it, visit www.WalkfromAtoB.wordpress.com or contact Sean Corcoran on 051 292919. Check out the Walk from A to B Facebook page too.
Bloom – Ireland’s Top Floral, Food & Family Festival returns this June Bank Holiday
Cork businesses strongly represented at Bord Bia’s Bloom 2012
8th May 2012: Bord Bia has announced the return of Bloom, its hugely successful gardening, food and family festival, which will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this June Bank Holiday weekend. The popular event, which is now in its sixth year, attracted more than 90,000 people last year. This year Cork will be well represented with seven food companies, two nurseries and a Garden Designer creating one of the 27 show-gardens at the event. Bloom 2012 will run over five days, from Thursday 31st May – Monday 4th June on a 70-acre site at the Visitors Centre in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins will officially open Bloom on Thursday 31st May in his first appearance as Bloom Patron.
Details of the Cork representatives at Bloom are as follows:
Ben Landers from Killeagh in Cork is designing a garden called “The Birds and The Bees” at this year’s event.
Cork Nurseries on display in the Nursery Marquee
Blackwater Floral Accessories from Kilcanway
Shady Plants from Youghal
Cork Food Companies in the Food Village
Mella’s Fudge from Clonakilty will be on display in the Artisan Food Market
Green Saffron Spices from Midleton will be on display in the Artisan Food Market
Stonewell Cider from Kinsale will be on display in the Bloom Inn
Franciscan Well Brewery from North Mall will be on display in the Bloom Inn
Ballymaloe Country Relish from Little Island will be on display in the Love Irish Food Pavilion
Folláin from Ballyvourney will be on display in the Love Irish Food Pavilion
Truly Irish from Charleville will be on display in the Meat & Fish Market
This year’s event will also offer expanded walking space in which to enjoy the spectacular show gardens, food and family features. Gary Graham, Bloom Show Manager, Bord Bia said “Tomorrow (Wednesday 9th May) marks the first day of the Bloom build for the garden designers involved in this year’s event. There is a huge amount of work involved in creating magnificent show-gardens which will form the centre-piece of the event for visitors to enjoy. This year, gardens will incorporate topical, human interest themes such as sustainability, the impact of immigration and the importance of Irish culture.”
The Bloom 2012 gardens range from veteran Bloom garden designer Fiann O’Nuallain’s “Stream of Consciousness” garden which will include dramatic water features, lighting and a host of performers throughout the event, to new garden designer, Kate Kurevleva from Bray, Co. Wicklow who is creating a traditional Japanese garden featuring Irish moss. A number of charities are also on board working with Bloom garden designers to bring important social issues to the public’s attention. These include the National Council for the Blind (NCBI), Rehab Group, Amawele and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The winner of RTE’s Super Garden show will also be revealed at Bloom. (See www.bloominthepark.com for the full list of this year’s designers).
Bord Bia Food Village
For food lovers, Bord Bia is building on the success of the popular Food Village which was introduced last year, with an even bigger showcase planned for 2012. Built around a central dining area, the Bord Bia Food Village will bring together all aspects of the food chain into one place where visitors can learn more about food and its origin by paying a visit to the Bloom Farmyard, in association with Agri-Aware.
Visitors will have the opportunity to sample and purchase a wide range of top quality food including: fresh Bord Bia Quality Assured produce at the Meat, Poultry & Fish Marquee and “Best in Season” fresh produce market; the finest artisan foods Ireland has to offer at the Artisan Food Market and Artisan Caterers Street Food stalls; and complimenting the wonderful food, the popular “Bloom Inn” will be offering craft beers and whiskey.
At the centre of the Bord Bia Food Village, the Chef’s Summer Kitchen will host live cooking demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs such as Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Donal Skehan and Rozanne Stevens. The events will be hosted by TV presenter and foodie, Ella McSweeney who will also interview Irish food producers throughout the weekend.
Green-fingered visitors can pick up tips and advice at the Woodies Expert Garden Stage which will feature talks from gardening expert Gerry Daly, Mick Kelly from GIY Ireland and Paddy Gleeson, RTE’s Super Garden Judge. They can also learn about the art of flower arranging at the AOIFA (Association of Irish Floral Artists) stage and seek advice and purchase domestically grown plants from the abundance of nurseries exhibiting in the floral marquee.
Family Fun at Bloom
Bloom is a family friendly event with many interactive child-orientated features and best of all children can enter for free! The ‘Budding Bloomers’ kids zone will contain a vibrant mixture of fun and educational features including a daily Teddy Bear’s Picnic hosted by Hamley’s; the Food Dudes characters who will be hosting games based on children getting their five fruit and vegetables a day; The Garden School who will be teaching visitors how to plant and sow; Buds’ in Bloom who will provide a covered natural sand play area; One Family and the National Association of Childcare Committees who will offer support and advice to families; and a children’s stage with a fantastic range of acts.
Additional family activities include TreeCareIreland who will demonstrate and showcase tree-climbing skills while promoting proper tree care and hosting tree-climbing competitions. The Crafts Council of Ireland will host craft demonstrations, craft workshops and a dedicated craft retail area.
The picnic area surrounding the Main Stage promises to be a perfect spot for relaxation and enjoyment with various musical artists entertaining visitors from mid-morning to late afternoon, for the duration of Bloom.
New and returning sponsors for this year’s event include Fáilte Ireland, Love Irish Food, Bord Na Móna, Irish Times, OPW, Rehab, Woodies, Nissan LEAF, Viking, Robert Roberts, Atlantis, Popcorn Ireland, Newstalk, Irish Greyhound Board, Universal Studios, Bewleys Hotel, Lyric FM and Glenisk.
Tickets are on sale now starting at €15 and children go free! Intending visitors are encouraged to book early for discounted rates by visiting www.bloominthepark.com. You can follow Bloom 2012 on www.facebook.com/bloominthepark and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Bloom2012.
Family Fun Day in Glenbower Woods In Aid of Our Lady of Lourdes children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
This May Sunday (6th May 2012) in Killeagh offered a whole lot more than your average sleepy Sunday in the village as families came out to enjoy the Family Fun Day that took place in Glenbower woods.
Well over a thousand people flocked to the village and enjoyed a beautiful sunny! Yes sunny afternoon in Killeagh. Children and adults enjoyed pony rides, a pet’s corner, amusements and live music in the car park of the woods. The event also offered a physical challenge for runners who took part in a four mile run around the parameter of the scenic forestry. Local scout leaders where on hand and encouraged children to part take in the “Warrior Obstacle Course” arranged next to the play ground. There was also face painting underway and after a while some very interesting little ladybirds and forest creatures began to mingle within the crowd after undergoing a very professional artistic makeover. On the way up to the main entrance to the woods if you’re where feeling a bit worse for wear after the weekends celebrations Martin Fitzgerald provided pony rides, mostly children hoped on and thoroughly enjoyed the “spin” on the ponies! If ponies weren’t your thing, local man Finbarr Hurley had a pretty impressive pet’s corner where children crowded around a very content looking trio of pot bellied pigs, two sheep and Finbarr’s prized Goat, who is “so tame you could walk him on a lead”. A bout 20 people opted to sweat it out and ran four miles around the woods, thoroughly enjoying a ‘cuppa’ and slice of cake at the home produce stall when they got back to the car-park. Music was provided by local musician Brendan Walsh and afterwards a DJ. The whole day was in aid of Our Lady’s children hospital, Crumlin Co. Dublin. Local woman Deirdre Fitzgerald commenced preparations about a month ago to help raise vital funds for the special units in Crumlin.
Our Lady’s children’s hospital have been fundraising through The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation, who have been appealing nation wide for all communities to get involved to help raise funds. An ambitious but value-for-money plan to achieve a state-of-the art facility has been costed at €4million. Urgent action is required to up grade their cancer ward and for the construction of a new 25 bed dedicated cardiac unit which will commence in May 2012. Ireland’s young cardiac patients come to Crumlin for treatment and surgery and sometimes families can spend many months and sometimes years of their child’s life in the care of Our Lady’s.
This new building will be built on the roof of the new Intensive Care Unit. Which the organizers are hoping to have completed by June 2013.There will be two phases to the build:
• The first is the new build section, which will provide the 25 beds and support accommodation of linen room, utility, kitchen, sluice room, duty base etc.
• The second phase is the complete refurbishment of St.Theresa’s Ward to provide additional support accommodation for parents and staff.
There will be Showers, WCs and a Tearoom for parents and a Change Room, Educational and Office accommodation for staff. The new unit will provide age appropriate accommodation for infants, children and adolescent patients with two of the rooms dedicated full isolation suites. There will also be a playroom which will open onto a rooftop sensory garden.
The current infant facility is completely outdated and congested, with major problems around infection control, temperature and climate regulation. It needs urgent improvement. Many people got stuck in to help organize the day and Deirdre would like to thank sincerely each and every person who helped out. After grabbing a quite moment with her to comment on the day she said, “I’m absolutely delighted the weather held and I’m amazed at the crowd that came out today, we raised in the region of 7,500 euro for Crumlin. It’s been a brilliant day and I’d like to thank everyone for all their help, it really reflects a supportive and giving spirit from the Inch/Killeagh Community.”
All across Ireland families have needed the vital services of Our lady’s hospital, parents in communities nation wide will be organizing events just like Deirdre Fitzgerald has, to help improve and sustain the essential services the hospital provide to the nation.
Deirdre herself has needed Our lady’s hospital in the early months of her daughter Katie’s life when she need to under go treatment for Knee and hip displacement. Deirdre says the staff offered constant help and support and she found although the experience was daunting the care provided to her daughter and amenities available to the family were at an impeccable high standard, making the transition to full health for her daughter comfortable and care focused.
For more info on how you can organize a charity event go to, fixcrumlin.ie
Charity Number: CHY 4483A
By Siobhan Fogarty
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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A FACEBOOK PAGE called ‘Save Youghal Ambulance’ was set up on Monday, July 11th and has already gained over 1,000 supporters. The page states that ‘From September 2011 the HSE plan to remove the Youghal Ambulance full-time from the town and plan to replace it with a solo paramedic response car.
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From September 2011 the HSE plan to remove the Youghal Ambulance full-time from the town. They plan to replace it with a solo paramedic response car. This means that if a medical emergency happens anywhere within the town or surrounding areas including Ardmore, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Ballycotton, Knockanore and further afield the casualty will have to wait for AT LEAST 20 mins before an ambulance from Midleton, Dungarvan, Fermoy or even Cork City arrives to take them to hospital (this could take up to an hour!). This makes it impossible for a casualty to make it to an A+E Department within the recommended ‘golden hour’ and greatly reduces their chances of survival.
This decision has to be reversed or else lives will be lost!
- Please suggest this page to all of your friends as it may effect any one of your friends and family.
- Please also sign local petitions (details to follow)
- We will be asking you to write to the HSE and government soon also to voice your concerns and more details on how to do this will follow.
Below are just some of the comments on the Save Youghal Ambulance facebook page:
Tara O Connell
I think the petition might not be enough to change this decision, I think its time Youghal stood up and was counted, we have stayed quiet for long enough, lets take to the streets and stand up for our town, get camera crews and newspapers down and let them all know that we will not take this, and we do not want lives put at risk!!!
Anne Marguerite Graf
It is ludicrous to discontinue with the Ambulance Service. Upon a person sustaining a stroke or heart attack, the ambulance where I live in Nürnberg Germany is on the scene within 7 minutes. It is absolutely detrimental to be without an ambulance.
got a spin off ye guys 6 years ago, and could not praise ye highly enough, patrick mc hung on awhile in the hospital, and was a great comfort to me and helen, i hope i wont need ye for awhile, but it would be nice to know ye were there, the people of youghal need and depend on this service, regards to all
Maybe whoever made this decsion In the government should sit in the ambulance when the paramedics are doin the fantastic work they do in Youghal every day… And then see if the town doesn’t need an ambulance… The Youghal paramedics were amazing when my grandad was sick, and to this day I will thank them from the bottom of my heart. I’m sure the town will do whatever we can to save the ambulance in Youghal! X
Greenbarn Garden, Lifestyle
Greenbarn is a large shop, garden centre and cafe nested between Killeagh and Youghal, just off the N25 on the Waterford – Cork route. Contact us on 024 90166 or email email@example.com
With plenty of parking its the ideal place to come for a day out.
Corks only 4 Star Garden Centre
The Greenbarn Garden Centre is 20,000 Sq ft, with 10,000 Sq ft under cover it’s any gardeners dream. We have a comprehensive selection of plants from a tiny pansy to mature olive trees, superb herb section with advice on herbs for health, vegetable section, annuals, perinnials, seasonal bedding, large selection of tree ferns, bamboos, seeds, bulbs. We stock all the tools and chemicals required to maintain your garden.
On Friday the 27th of May at 10am Community Radio Youghal will embark on a Marathon of sorts as they attempt to broadcast 50 hours of continuous live Radio. The Radiothon kicks off on friday morning from 138 North Main Street Youghal and the CRY team will be broadcasting from the vacant premises and CRY studios for the duration of the 50 hours .
The feat is a joint fundraiser in aid of The Youghal Cancer Support Group and CRY104fm and all proceeds will be split evenly between the two organisations.
THE YOUGHAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP- is dedicated to opening a drop in centre in Youghal, to offer help and support to all those who are dealing with, or have suffered the trauma of cancer. The Centre will also offer help and support to their friends and family. The group wants to offer this service to everyone in East Cork and West Waterford, providing a range of therapies and advice. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarvan,Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton,and all townlands in between. In fact it will be open to people from all over that want to avail of the Centre.
Community Radio Youghal (CRY 104fm) meanwhile are planning to relocate from their existing premises in Cumann na Daoine to Nagle House, South Abbey in order to better serve the community. The new premises will provide better training facilities for Volunteers and Community groups. These facilities will allow greater access to Studio equipment and technical training for volunteers and for those who wish to gain experience in broadcasting and the media.
C.R.Y 104fm Station Manger, Declan Gibbons is looking forward to the station hosting the Radiothon. “We hosted an all-night Radiothon last December, to help raise much-needed funds for local boy, Keith Phelan and that was very well supported by station volunteers and by the local community.
This event really will be a marathon though – 50 hours of live radio, all provided by volunteers!
“We’re delighted to partner with the Youghal Cancer Support Group. They are seeking to provide a vital service in Youghal for people from all over our listenership area, so it makes perfect sense to support them. Volunteers from both organisations will be involved throughout the 50 hours and we hope that people will respond generously and get into the spirit of the Radiothon”, he said.
CRY continues to work closely with the students in Pobail Scoil Na Trionoide and it is fitting that Pobail Scoil students will launch this epic Radio Marathon on the friday morning.
There will be on street collections during Friday and Saturday and Collection boxes will also be placed in shops throughout Youghal town beforehand so if you want to play a request for yourself or your friends and family throw a Euro in the box and fill out the request form and all proceeds will go to these two worthy causes.
And don’t forget all your favourite CRY presenters will be keeping you entertained throughout Friday and Saturday night the 27th and 28th of May.