10 August 2010
Local Senator Lends a Hand to World Record Attempt for ICS
The local Fine Gael politician, who spent her birthday supporting the cause, was serenaded by locals signing ‘Happy Birthday’ as she crossed the finish line.
“It was great to see so many people come out in support of the event which provided ample entertainment for families and children. The GAA club Commercials and Ratchoole Boys Soccer club provided the sporting entertainment, Avon Ri in Blessington provided zorbs, archery and kyaks - so between all that, the bouncing castles and the tepee, there was plenty of entertainment for adults and kids alike,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.
“The ethos behind it all was that we each know at least one life affected by cancer and walking just one mile helped raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society which support so many people and organisations in communities right throughout Ireland,” explained Senator Fitzgerald.
“Community spirit was thriving in Rathcoole on Saturday and I want to offer a heartfelt congratulations to Michael and his team of volunteers and the 1,888 people who took part on the day – it was a real honour to take part in such a great community event,” concluded Senator Frances Fitzgerald.
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