Fancy walking off the Christmas excess and raising vital funds for a local charity on St Stephen’s Day?
The annual Annaghdown St Stephen’s Day “Turkey Walk” in aid of local heart charity Croi has grown in popularity over the last number of years.
This year’s event promises to be the biggest yet offering the option of a six or 10 mile circular route on quiet country roads through scenic Annaghdown.
Now in its seventh year the event is expected to attract hundreds of walkers of all ages and abilities.
“It is a great family fun event,” says one of the organisers, Peter Flaherty. “It is great to see so many familiar faces, year after year, making the walk part of their annual Christmas tradition. Annaghdown is only a few minutes from the city and the walk offers a relaxing few hours in the country.”
A free bus leaves Richardsons, Eyre Square at 11.30am and the walk starts at 12 noon from the Annaghdown community centre. Well earned refreshments, including Christmas cake, will be served as walkers return to the community centre.
All funds from the event will support a wide range of community based prevention and rehabilitation initiatives for heart patients in the west of Ireland.
Sponsorship cards are available from Regan’s, Cunniffe’s, Costcutters and Corrandulla Pharmacy or any member of the Croi Friends Committee, Annaghdown.
Further details are available from Peter Flaherty at (086 ) 2515263.