Last week, we received some correspondence from the GAA relating to the Kelloggs Cul Camps. These are due to re-commence on Monday July 20th. This is also the date which Swan’s Cul Camp is due to start. While this is a piece of good news it is very much subject to the Governments roadmap remaining in place. Online bookings are open on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.
The club would like to say a massive thank you to Peter Costello of Whitechurch Transport Ltd, Mill River Business Park, Carrick-on-Suir for arranging to collect our new dugouts in Dublin and deliver them to Pairc na nEalaí. It was a wonderful gesture for which we are truly appreciative.
Recently, the Carrick Swan hurlers devised the “Na hEalaí 5km” fundraiser which involved members and friends of Carrick Swan GAA Club completing 5km (while obeying COVID-19 guidelines and the 2km radius at the time) to raise vital funds for Carrick-On-Suir Meal Assistance Services and the South Tipperary Hospice Movement.
In total, we raised €4,163.04. Last week, we donated €3,163.04 to Carrick On Suir Meals Assistance Services while the remaining €1,000 was donated to the South Tipperary Hospice Movement.
The South Tipperary Hospice Movement is a community specialist palliative care service, providing support for people in South Tipperary/West Waterford with an advanced incurable disease. They support patients and their families in their own home as far as possible, aiming to deliver the highest level of individualised care showing respect, compassion and dignity to all persons in their care.
The South Tipperary Hospice Movement’s Home Care funding relies heavily on voluntary donations and fundraising. Unfortunately, they’ve had to cancel a lot of their fundraising events due to COVID-19. To find out more about the South Tipperary Hospice Movement, or to donate, you can visit their website www.sthm.org.
Carrick On Suir Meal Assistance Services are a voluntary, self-funded group, dedicated to providing hot nourishing meals to their elderly clients in Carrick On Suir. They formed in 2018 following the winding up of the former Carrick-on-Suir Meals on Wheels group.
Recently, Carrick On Suir Meal Assistance Services extended their service from three days per week to five days per week in response to COVID-19. They are now delivering meals to over 30 clients around the town, and its surrounding areas. The meals are made up of 2 courses. A soup for starter, and the main course is a homemade cooked dinner, which are prepared fresh each day in their new premises in the Carrick-Beg Community Hall.
As well as supplying dinners to its elderly clients in the town, the group currently offers to collect medical prescriptions for any of their clients, also.
Carrick On Suir Meal Assistance Services runs its service thanks to donations from the local community. For more information on availing of Carrick-on-Suir Meals Assistance Service or volunteering with the group contact Eddie Reade at (083) 325 3337.
Carrick Swan hurlers would like to thank everybody who took part in this fundraiser for their generosity in supporting two very worthy causes.
Carrick Swan would like to pass on their condolences to the Ingoldsby family, St. Nicholas’ Park, and the Norton family, Ballingarry, on their recent bereavements.