Pooches, some pampered, some scruffy, put their best paw forward to help raise thousands of Euros for Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Friar Street, Youghal.
Hundreds of dogs and their owners gathered at Greenpark in Youghal to take part in the annual Bark for Arc event. Pets of all sizes and breeds, along with their owners, entered the 4km walk to support the Friar Street service which has become a place of hope for those with cancer and their families. Established in Youghal in 2017, every Wednesday between 10am and 4pm, 29 Friar Street is a haven of peace and tranquillity combined with friendship reaching into the communities of West Waterford and East Cork.
Run on a voluntary basis, the service offers everything from a chat, support from Counselling Psychologists, to a variety of alternative therapies such as Reiki and Reflexology.
Final tallies are in for the event held on Sunday 9 September which raised a total of €9,200.
Prize winners for the BarK for ARC 2018 raffle are;
1st Prize Barry Danaher – Fota 1 night B & B with an evening meal.
2nd Prize Kieran Heffernan – Afternoon Tea for 2 in Fota Island Hotel.
3rd Prize Avril Kelly – Afternoon Tea for 2 in Fota Island Hotel.
4th Prize Bernie Fleming – Maxi Zoo Hamper.
5th Prize Paul & Trish Sanders – Youghal Golf 4 Ball.
6th Prize Bernie Hennessy - Voucher from Lucey Furniture.
The organisers would like to thank the following who supported the hugely successful 2018 event:
- Fantastic Volunteers for all their continued support for this event
- Cecilia Fitzgerald – Volunteer who wrote a fantastic poem
- Caroline Fraher for singing The Prayer.
- SuperValu Brookes Youghal
- Sweet Sensations – Glanmire
- A Touch of Magic – Carrigaline
- SuperValu – Midleton
- Vintage Club – chairs , tables
- Noel Cronin – MC
- Aura Leisure
- CRY 104FM
- Maxi Zoo
- Jim Daly – volunteer who helped on the day to set it up
- Ita Beecher and Michael Beecher.
- Youghal First Responders
- Youghal Fire Brigade
- Queen of the Sea, Cloe Dempsey
- Billy Cooper
- Brian O Halloran
- Sean Coleman
- Cliff Windser
- Susan and Monica – decorated Green Park on the morning
- Noel Murray
- Walter Raleigh Hotel
- Pat Daly and Dusty
- Coleman Meats
- Sinead Lee
- Deirdre Plante
- Maria O Connor, Grooming
- Town Hall Youghal
- Garda Siochana Youghal
- Sinead Kane
- Caoimhe Crowley, Mary Flavin, Stella O’Driscoll and Tara Flavin, Transition Years Students from Pobailscoil na Trionoide