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Milford memorial walk in your own time

ONE of the biggest annual charity walks in the Mid-West has fallen foul of the Coronavirus pandemic but organisers have come up with a novel alternative. The physical distancing requirements imposed to curb the virus prompted management at Milford Care Centre in Limerick to consider how it could host its annual memorial walk, an event so much appreciated by people throughout the Mid-West. This year, Milford Care Centre are asking the public to complete the walk from a distance, in their own locality and in their own time, by doing 1km a day for five days, between Sunday and Thursday, May 3 to 7, and to pledge the usual entry fee of €20 per family for doing so. Entry is via the Milford Hospice website www.milfordcarecentre.ie. Launching the Walk from a Distance concept, Milford Care Centre chief executive Pat Quinlan said, “The annual Memorial Walk, which normally sees a tremendous response from our supporters who walk the 5km in solidarity …

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