News in Brief

Supermacs Fun day Fundraiser in aid of Regina’s Fight For Life

Supermac’s Castlebar is once again teaming up with the West Motorsport Rally team to raise funds for a very worthy cause. A fund raising day will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 2pm to 6pm and will include kid’s activities, raffles and spot prizes. All funds raised on the day will go to the Regina Duffy’s Fight for life campaign.

Regina started her treatment last week and all at Supermacs would like to wish her the best of luck with it. The initial fundraising target has already been raised but the journey has only begun. Regina is expected to spend the next four months receiving treatment in the U.S. Despite raising the initial funding target, she will continue to require treatment. So get down to Supermac’s Castlebar on Saturday and bring the kids, maybe win a prize and have some fun raising much needed funds.

Political debate on CRCfm

The flagship current affairs programme Saturday Forum can be heard on CRC 102.9 fm at 12.00 noon on tomorrow Saturday February 16.The hour-long show provides a platform for a wide range of topics to be debated and issues both local and national will be up for discussion.

On this week’s programme presenter Stephen Burns will have as his guests Eugene McCormack, Eamon Joyce and Noel Campbell.

Listeners are invited to have their say by ringing CRC on 094 90 27442, the text number is 087 93 500 43 and the e-mail address is [email protected].

All shades of opinion are welcome and are taken into consideration when topics are being selected. For an enjoyable and entertaining debate on current issues tune into CRC 102.9 fm at 12.00 noon on tomorrow Saturday February 16th.

Living well with heart disease - Free public talk, Westport, February 27

Croí Friends Westport Group is delighted to announce a special free public talk, Living Well with Heart Disease, taking place on Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm in the Town Hall, Westport.

Keynote speaker on the night will be Dr Jim Crowley, Consultant Cardiologist at Galway University Hospital. Dr Crowley is Medical Director of Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity and has been heavily involved with Croí for many years. Denise Dunne, Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist at Croí, will also make a presentation on the importance of physical activity in reducing heart disease risk factors.

Heart disease remains one of the main causes of death in Ireland, but thanks to effective therapies and healthy lifestyle habits, living a full life following a cardiac event is now more possible than ever before. In his presentation, Dr Crowley will discuss the facts around heart disease and recovery, including treatment options and the importance of healthy lifestyle habits.

Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity, is focused on leading the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a particular focus on the West of Ireland. Croí Friends Westport Group is made up of volunteers who host fundraising activities and educational events at various times throughout the year.

For further information, contact Croí on 091-544310.

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