Silvermines GAA Club to host 24-hour walk for hospice

Silvermines GAA Club is preparing to host one of the county’s biggest fundraising events this coming November, with all monies raised being donated to North Tipperary Hospice.

Silvermines GAA Club is preparing to host one of the county’s biggest fundraising events this coming November, with all monies raised being donated to North Tipperary Hospice.

The 24-hour walk start at 1pm on Saturday, November 1, and finish on Sunday, November 2, at 1pm and will take place on the walking track in Dolla GAA grounds.

In the run-up to the memorial walk, the organising committee is also appealing for the assistance of local musicians and bands to provide a little bit of musical entertainment for the event.

Adults and children of all ages are urged to take part and friends, neighbours and families can come together and walk as teams also.

Teams of walkers do not have to be present for the 24 hours, each individual only has to give up a small portion of their time over the 24 hours. Everyone is welcome to pop in and participate.

In addition, over the duration of the walk a number of other activities will take place to create a jovial atmosphere, with local organisations all lending a helping hand with refreshments for the walkers.

Sponsorship and registration cards are available now for the event from chairman Maurice Leamy, 087-2248834; secretary Tina Shanahan, 087-6106191 or treasurer John Sherlock, 087-6983280, and are also available every Tuesday night in Dolla from 7.30pm to 8.15pm.

For regular updates and further information, follow the Silvermines Memorial Walk Facebook page.