Cian’s Care Gains Momentum Ahead of a Variety of Upcoming Fundraisers

By Alan Sheehan


It is set to be a busy summer for Cian’s Care, the trust set up to fundraise for treatment for Ballinacurra student Cian Twomey, with multiple fundraisers set throughout this month and August.
Five larger-scale fundraisers have been organised for Cian’s Care this summer, with the next fundraiser, a race night being held at Wallis’ Bar, Midleton tomorrow, Friday 7 July, from 8.30pm until late.
Following that there is the Memorial Cup tournament, formally the Pat Creech Tournament, which will be held in Carrigtwohill on Saturday, 15 July from 11am. The tournament will be five-a-side with teams accepted until Wednesday, 12 July. Registration forms are available in Spratts Bar, Main Street, Carrigtwohill.
An Teach Beag (Banner’s Bar), Midleton is hosting a table quiz on Tuesday, 18 July from 7.45pm until late, with tickets priced at €20 for a table of four.
On Sunday, 6 August O’Mahony’s Bar in Killeagh will hold a Pig on a Spit from 5.30pm until 12am. The cover charge is €25 for a family, or €10 for a single. On the same day Hennessy’s Bar in Youghal will host a darts night which will feature trophies, a raffle and live music with Jordan Kay. The first game begins at 4pm and the entry fee is set at €10. All are welcome, but those looking to compete are asked to enter before Saturday, 5 August and register by 3.30pm on the day.
The last week has seen organisers of previous fundraisers presenting cheques or handing over the proceeds raised to the trust. One such fundraiser was the Mad Match in Mogeely, run by the Sportsman Inn at the beginning of June, for which a cheque presentation for €8,098 by the organisers to Cian’s mother Jennifer and his step-father Jamie.
Other contributing fundraisers included the barbeque and music event held by the Hunted Hog in Castlemartyr last Sunday, 25 June which raised €617. In Carrigtwohill Mary Geary's Childcare recently held a picnic raising €1,100 with Scoil Chlochair Mhuire raised €300 from its crazy hair day, while CF Lennox’s chip shop in Midleton raised €665 through its customer collection boxes, while a collection held by the Midleton Girl Guides raised €377 towards the trust.
Cian Twomey, an 18-year-old from Ballinacurra, was diagnosed with paraganglioma, a rare form of cancer, and must seek specialised radiation treatment abroad. Cian’s Care was set up to fundraise for Cian’s treatment, which includes multiple course of chemotherapy and specialised radiation treatment in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he will soon travel.