21 January 2014

Fitzgerald Shows Support to Clondalkin’s “Operation Transformation” leader Siobhan

Local TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, this week supported local RTE Operation Transformation leader Siobhan McKillen. Joining hundreds of locals, Minister Fitzgerald took part in a 5k walk in Corkagh Park last Saturday (18th January) run by South Dublin County Sport Partnership in conjunction with Operation Transformation.

“On a wet grey day, hundreds of people came out to take part in their
own Operation Transformation challenge as well as supporting Siobhan
McKillen. The weather didn’t dampen spirits and the walk was a
great way of getting exercise while having fun. The staff in the South
Dublin County Sports Partnership organised a great event and I would
encourage anyone interested in getting in shape to get in touch and
learn about the facilities available in our local parks,” said
Minister Fitzgerald.

Locals across Clondalkin are following the weight loss plan that
Siobhan and the other leaders are working on, with groups popping up
all over Clondalkin and Lucan to support each other on the Operation
Transformation journey.

“It is great to see shops getting involved and providing nutritious
recipes to shoppers, as well as groups of people gathering to go on
walks during the week. January is the perfect time to take stock and
make health resolutions - Operation Transformation is helping give us a
kick start to a healthier 2014. I am doing a lot of work with my
colleague, Minister James Reilly, on childhood obesity and recently
launched an awareness campaign on healthy options and portion size in
conjunction with Safefood. It is great to see Safefood sponsoring
Operation Transformation and helping to get across simple but
effective measures that we can all incorporate to make a difference to
our health and well- being,” said Fitzgerald.

“Siobhan had a tough week but a successful week. I wish her all the
best in achieving her goal through Operation Transformation and look
forward to following her progress,” concluded Fitzgerald.