CLARE hurling manager, Davy Fitzgerald will be on home ground on Saturday when he strides out with participants in the inaugural ‘Walk of Life’ fundraiser for Milford Hospice.
Both the Liam McCarthy Cup and the U-21 All-Ireland trophy will be on display and Fitzgerald will be joined by some members of both squads for the walk which sets off from St. Finnachta’s National School in Sixmilebridge at 12 noon.
The aim of this fundraiser, according to local co-ordinator John Lynch is to raise as much money as possible to support Milford Hospice which opened in 1928 and since then has provided holistic care for terminally ill people from the region.
“Since the very beginning Milford Hospice has provided the highest quality of care for these people and their families. Milford Hospice is a voluntary organisation so our support is needed to maintain this fantastic establishment,” he said.
Organiser of the Walk of Life concept, RTE radio sports reporter Martin Kiely, hopes to raise tens of thousands of euro for Milford Hospice. Already the charity raised €14, 000 at a charity business breakfast in The Strand Hotel in Limerick recently.
The Sixmilebridge event is one of seven planned walks. The other locations are University of Limerick, Ballyhoura, Kilfinane, the Demesne in Newcastle West, Murrow and Curragh Chase.
People can support the Walk of Life by giving donations on the day or on www.walkoflife.ie. Sponsorship cards are also available in the local shops in Sixmilebridge.
Further information or sponsorship cards are available from John Lynch of Castlecrine, the local area coordinator on (087)6978527.