Francis Jordan Sinn Féin Cumann raises £800 for cancer charities.

Declan McAteer Posted by
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012
Community

Members of the Francis Jordan Cumann including local Councillor Anthony Flynn present Michelle Havern of Action Cancer with a cheque for £830

The Francis Jordan Sinn Féin Cumann, Jonesboro have raised over £800 for local cancer charities with their annual fundraising walk up Slieve Gullion Mountain. The walk took place on Sunday 8th January when over 40 walkers set off from Dromintee Football Club

Local councillor and member of the Francis Jordan Cumann Anthony Flynn described the day, “This is the 4th year in a row that the cumann has undertaken this fundraising walk and each year a different charity is chosen as beneficiary. The walk itself is very enjoyable, we all go at our own pace up the mountain and we have refreshments afterwards in Dromintee Football Club. It is a great day made even better by the fact that charities are getting the value of it.”

Councillor Flynn went on to speak about the cheque presentation to Michelle Havern of Action Cancer which took place on 24th January, “As you can see from the photograph we managed to raise £830 for Action Cancer which is a wonderful achievement especially in these economic times. Michelle Havern came to Jonesboro to accept the donation and while she was there filled us in on some of the work undertaken by Action Cancer.”

The walkers at Dromintee Football Club at the start of the walk

Councillor Flynn concluded saying, “We hope that the walk will be even more successful next year with even more money raised for charity. I wish to commend those who took part in this year’s walk and the local community for being so generous in their sponsorship of this event.”


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