The Frances Gribben Cancer Trust is organising a Mountain Bed Push over the Cooley Mountains in Carlingford to raise funds for The ‘Fix Crumlin’ Appeal.
This event is taking place on Sunday August 5 which is a Bank Holiday weekend. We will be meeting in Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant at 11:45 and The Bed Push will be commencing at 12:30.
Oliver O’Shaugh-nessy who is one of the main organisers of the event says he wanted to help the ‘Fix Crumlin’ appeal after seeing at first hand the amazing work they do.
“Our six year old boy Daniel is an outpatient in Crumlin and the staff up there have been absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately though the building is falling down around them and they need to raise €8 million to help raise funds for the renovation of the cardiac and cancer care facilities “
Daniel suffers from severe aplastic anaemia which means his bone-marrow is unable to produce red and white blood cells.
Ollie’s wife Deirdre is caring for Daniel at home having got trained up in Crumlin on how to change Daniel’s bandages and help keep him comfortable.
Ollie estimates the bed push across the Cooley mountains will take approximately three and a half hours and he encourages people to come along and join the walk.
“We will be arriving in Carlingford at approximately 6:30 and there is a Courtesy Bus organised to take everyone back to Fitzpatrick’s for entertainment and craic in the Bar. There will also be a raffle in the bar for everybody who donated and I would like to thank everybody who has donated prizes for the evening” added Oliver.