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Barraduff locals to take on charity spin

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By Michelle Crean

A number of Barraduff locals have set the wheels in motion to raise funds for a very worthy charity.

They are planning to get on their bikes after Christmas for a spinning fundraiser, which takes place on Thursday, December 30 in Barraduff Community Centre in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT). It is being organised by Jenny McCarthy and Declan O'Donoghue of Triumph Coaching, along with the support of the Barraduff Community Field Organisation.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body or bodies of loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland.

"The event itself will see six 40 minutes spinning classes being held with all donations on the day going towards this wonderful charity," Jenny said.

"The reward for those who wish to participate will not only be supporting a worthy cause but tea, cakes, and lots of treats will be available afterwards."

A coffee morning is also being organised as part of the fundraiser, open to everyone that morning – not just spinners!

"Our key concern is that participants and supporters on the day stay as safe as possible. We will be adhering strictly to Government guidelines and all necessary precautions will be in place throughout the venue," she added.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust was founded in 2013 following the tragic death of Kevin Bell, aged 26 years, in New York. Repatriation can cost up to £12,000 depending on the circumstances of the death, local charges, and hospital release costs.

“KBRT have now repatriated 1,195 loved ones to their families in Ireland, with 32 of those being to Kerry alone, from countries worldwide such as Australia, Argentina, South Korea, USA, Canada, Ecuador, Cambodia, India, Uganda to name just a few. The Trust repatriates approximately 15-20 loved ones back to Ireland per month. We are asking as many people as possible to participate in this fun event to help raise funds for this charity which has touched so many people’s lives. If you can’t make the event itself there is an opportunity to donate via the iDonate fundraising page: 'JenniferMcCarthy', and all contributions are gladly welcome."

Spinning sessions are running from 9am to 1.30pm on the day and if you’d like to book please contact Jenny on 086 1037496 or Declan on 087 6945188.

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

They are administered by our in-house Dr. Micheal Flynn who has been attending our salon for the past 10 years. It is the double chin and neck area that is treated and is suitable for both men and women. If you haven’t heard of fat dissolving, it is a very popular and relatively new treatment that is used to target stubborn pockets of fat on the jaw line and chin area. The injection dissolves and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge with exercise.

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area which over time will destroy the fat cells. These are then removed from the body by its own lymphatic system, a complex network that rids the body of unwanted toxins and waste.

It is important to understand that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight. It’s most effective on the pockets of fat stored under the jawline, known as the double chin, a migration of fat cells from the cheeks to the jaw line.

The injections work at a slow pace. It can take serval weeks for full results, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. The results are permanent, once you don’t gain a massive amount of weight.

The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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