Details of the 2014 Clare Island Charity Walk were announced at the launch in Walshe’s Bridge Inn, Newport this week. This, the seventh year of this great walking event, will take place on Saturday, June 28 and all funds raised will go to Western Care Association local services. Speaking at the launch Clare Island Walking Committee chairman, Willie Murphy, stated that he and his committee are delighted to be supporting Western Care Association this year. Western Care is a community based organisation that provides support to more than 1,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout County Mayo. The Annual Clare Island Charity Walk has grown from strength to strength over the years and the hard working committee have raised in excess of €100,000 for local and regional charities and causes over the past six years. It provides a great opportunity to visit the idyllic Clare Island and experience the beauty and scenery of the island and Clew Bay.
Willie Murphy thanked the many sponsors who have supported the charity walk over the years, and made a special appeal for all to walkers and cyclists of all abilities to take part in this year’s event on behalf of Western Care Association, which is a Mayo based charity.
Further details and sponsorship cards are available from Clare Island Walking Committee members Willie Murphy on 087 2376713, Tom Cusack on 087 7742965, Pat Conneely on 087 2931960, and from Western Care Association on 094 9029136/144, email: [email protected], Mary Farrell, Newport Residential Services on 087 2881217. Online registration is also now available at www.iregister.ie/clareislandwalk2014