Fermoy Branch Multiple Sclerosis Society Annual Galtee Walk 2018

Killeagh Group at Annual Galtee Walk 2018.

The Fermoy branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland held its 37th sponsored annual walk of the Galtee Mountains on Sunday 17 June. The Branch area covers North & East Cork

If YOU were with us on Sunday..THANK YOU. We hope you truly understand the life transforming impact of your fundraising & participation. The money you raise & the time you give means that we can provide services to people with MS & their families.

A pleasure to share the day with everyone once again,
Hope you all enjoyed the countryside, when we got the opportunity to see it in the cloud breaks.

We had a very cloudy damp start. The midgets took chunks out of us from early morning, all the volunteers soldiered on--- Our volunteers: what can we say: you are awesome.

The advance Steward Group including our friends from Skeheenarinky & the individual Stewards who joined us. You helped keep the trekker safe on their trip. Unfortunately we did not get to the top this year as visibility & cloud cover prevented this & for health & safety we only went as far as the cairns.

Traffic management Group. Catering Group. Irish Red Cross-Fermoy Branch. Thank you for your invaluable assistance, your time & commitment is greatly appreciated.

To the field owner who provides us with parking facilities every year, thank you for your generosity.

The feel good factor & sense of achievement was a joy to behold….. it was fantastic to see people together, supporting and encouraging each other, the genuine delight to have been part of it all, and there are so many untold stories of the courage and bravery that took place, the personal achievements, just WONDERFUL.

To the local people of Skeeheenarinky, especially those living on the Black Road, thank you for your patience, and for putting up with us in such vast numbers, we hope we did not intrude too much on your beautiful tranquil homesteads.

To the staffs of all the papers who’s publications cover our branch area of North and East Cork, thank you for accommodating our notes, updates and advertising.

To all those who took sponsorship cards and gave us donations on the day a sincere acknowledgement from the branch for your continued support, because without your participation in this fundraising exercise the branch would not function. If you have not yet returned your Sponsorship Card please do so as soon as possible to any committee member.

Once again thank you for your company on the day. Looking forward to meeting you again next year on the mountain.

You can view the day from our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Fermoy-Multiple-Sclerosis-Society-Annual-Galtee-Walk-146262412220600/

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is the only national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to the MS community.

MS Information Line 1850 233 233 Our confidential information line provides professional information and support to those affected by MS. Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm.

MS Ireland advocates on an individual and collective platform for the improvement in services, resources and policies affecting people with MS.

If you were unable to join us on the walk, there are many other ways you can support MS, why not get your company involved. Participate in a Trek, join our Skydive team, donate in memory, leave a legacy, shop on line, wedding favours, make your donations to MS Ireland tax efficient, organise your own event.
For further information on MSI : www.ms-society.ie

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