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Applegreen answer call to help Kerry Cancer Support Group



FUEL VOUCHERS: Driver with Kerry Cancer Support Group Health Link Transport, John Fleming, was presented with fuel vouchers to the value of €2,000 by Aoife Sheehy CSR Manager with Applegreen Ireland and Ovi Krisciunas, Site Manager at Applegreen in Manor Village Tralee.


By Michelle Crean

Next month’s diesel costs are covered for one countywide charity who are struggling during the current crisis.

With donations way down, and increased costs due to the addition of extra buses on the routes to maintain required physical distancing, Kerry Cancer Support Group, opted instead for an online fundraiser and an appeal seeking support from companies that can get behind this much needed and vital service.

And, one such company who came to their rescue, Applegreen, has donated fuel to the value of €2,000 to cover the next month’s diesel costs. The fuel vouchers will be used to keep the Health Link Transport vehicles on the road between visits to hospitals in Cork and Limerick.

“We are delighted that Applegreen have done this,” Breda Dyland, Manager of the Kerry Cancer Support Group, said. “In the midst of what is a very anxious time for everyone this has come as a very welcome boost for the Kerry Cancer Support team and our service users. All of our funding comes from the community and all of our fundraisers have either been cancelled or postponed so this couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Aoife Sheehy, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Applegreen added that they are delighted to support Kerry Cancer Support during these unprecedented times and are very grateful to the essential service they provide.

“Applegreen sites across Kerry have come together to deliver this initiative and now, more than ever, are here for their communities”

To donate and support the charity, Kerry Cancer Support has set up a donation page on Facebook: Kerry Cancer Support Group's COVID-19 Appeal, or you can call 066 7195560 or visit the fundraising section on their website

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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]




It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap.

This wrap is suitable for males and females.
This wrap will boost your energy levels and make you feel like yourself again. Having loads of BBQs and nights out or feeling bloated and sluggish, unmotivated.
This wrap is a great way to boost energy by increasing lymphatic drainage, which helps the body’s natural detox system to release bad toxins. By aiding the lymphatic system and increasing the negative, harmful toxins. Your body will immediately start to feel better, more motivated, and increased energy. Your skin will feel better and bring your glow back.

The process is having sea clay applied all over the body, followed by bandages wrapped in a specific way to lift and firm the skin and finally you are tucked up in a heated blanket….. to sweat out the negative toxins. following the treatment, you have a three-day detox, no tea, coffee, fried fatty foods, fizzy drinks, processed foods or even a shower to leave the active clay and get to work on the lymphatic system.

This is a seriously great treatment, that really works if you follow the process. As the heat from the blanket helps to open your pores on the body the sea clay can go into the deep layers of the skin, when you unwrap the clay is trapped in the skin and its ingredients get to work.

Bentonite has excellent drainage properties for full detox and skin clarification.

Magnesium sulphate stimulates peripheral skin circulation, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
Magnesium Chloride has valuable mineral salt and permits cellular balance, combats stress and fluid retention, and has anti-bacterial properties.

Zinc oxide, bacterium properties and anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Chloride detoxifies tissues and tightens the skin.

They work best the longer they are left on the skin and the longer you detox. I wouldn’t claim a 2-hour treatment can do amazing results without the homework. The clay isn’t dirty looking on the skin, it looks more like a cloud of chalky dust on the outer skin, the active properties have been absorbed into the skin.
The skin may feel a little different while the clay is working, but the results are worth it. It’s a great treatment after weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction or just re-energises you as a whole.
for more information or to make an appointment call Jill at 064-6632966


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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]




Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.


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