Hospice / Community Council Sponsored Walk
A total of €6260 (after expenses) was raised by the recent sponsored walk in joint aid of North Wexford Hospice and the local Askamore Community Council. Both organisations are extremely grateful to all concerned – walkers, sponsors, helpers, first-aiders, bus drivers – for helping to raise this significant sum of money. A cheque for €3,130 for North Wexford Hospice will be presented during the Askamore Field Day this Sunday in Le Chéile Park, Askamore.
Walk from the Banks of the Slaney in Clohamon to the foothills of Sliabh Bhuí in Askamore, a distance of 13 km on Sunday, May 4th, @ 2pm.This walk is jointly in aid of Askamore Community Council and North Wexford Hospice Association. Gather in Askamore from 1 – 1.15 pm for transport to Clohamon for a 2 pm start. The walking route will head for Kilrush with a 15-minute break at Codd’s Pub, Kilrush. Then on through Bolinrush, Ballytarsna and into Askamore. There will be refreshments and trad music in Askamore Community Centre following the walk. Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult All walkers must have a sponsorship card. Please contact Catherine Byrne for cards and further details – 087 2144 630.
North Wexford Hospice Home Care is a voluntary charitable group which seeks to raise funds for home-based palliative care. It is part of the County Wexford Hospice Home Care Team Ltd, which was set up in 1990. It relies on the generous support of the public and all monies raised are used for the sole purpose of the expenses of the nurses and their home-care visits. The demand on the service has increased over the past 24 years and in 2012 the 5 nurses performed over 5000 home visits. Please support this worthy cause, and your local community.
Are you available next Thursday 20th March to come to Askamore’s Le Chéile Park between 2 – 3pm?
Askamore is one of 15 Community Development groups around County Wexford which have been working on a Wexford Walking Trails brochure for some time and there’s a professional video of the trail and surrounding area being taken next Thursday for Discover Ireland, Visit Wexford and our own community websites.
Askamore Community Council is trying to get the regular users of the park and the walk to be part of the video. If you and your family or friends are available, you’d be more than welcome to come along and participate.
If you’d like to be in Le Chéile Park, the cameras will be there from 2.30 to 3.
If you’d like to be part of the film of the looped walk, please contact Mary Donohoe on 086 16 33341. This would be between 2 and 2.30.
Walk is jointly in aid of Askamore Community Council and North Wexford Hospice Association.
Sunday, May 4th, 2pm
Gather in Askamore from 1 – 1.15 pm for transport to Clohamon for a 2 pm start.
Heading for Kilrush with a 15 minute break at Codd’s Pub, Kilrush
Through Bolinrush, Ballytarsna and into Askamore.
Refreshements and trad music in Askamore Community Centre following walk
Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult
All walkers must have a sponsorship card
Please contact Catherine Byrne for cards and further details – 087 2144 630
8 new benches have been added around the walkway in Le Chéile Park, including two situated beside the labyrinth.
These rustic benches offer places to take a rest, enjoy a read, sit quietly or just take in the beautiful views from the park.
Don’t forget that the lights in the park are on from 7am in the morning, and until 10pm at night, to allow people to walk or exercise safely in the darker winter hours.
For further information, contact Paddy Byrne on 087 2310688
There’ll be strawberries and cream served to walkers after the walk!
This is part of Wexford Day celebrations county-wide.
Join in and have fun! For more information on what’s on around the county this weekend check out Wexford Day on FaceBook here.