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Busy week for Little Heroes

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney’s group of Little Blue Heroes and their families met each other for the first time last weekend.

Little Blue Heroes is a not-for-profit charity operated entirely by Garda members and staff. It aims to help families who have children undergoing long-term medical treatment for serious illness.

Last Saturday evening the Bumble 1000 Supercar road run rolled into town raising funds for the Little Blue Heroes charity.

A grand total of €15,542.74 was raised over the two-day spectacular which began in County Kildare on Saturday and finished in Dingle on Sunday.

Five of Kerry’s Little Blue Heroes were invited to the event. Three of them, Alexis O’Mahony, Frankie O’Sullivan and Kate Lehane are from Killarney, and they were joined by Ardfert’s Sean Kearney and Alana Foley from Killorglin.

Some of them only received their uniforms a few days before the Bumblebee 1000 and it was the first time that their wider family members met other local families involved in the project.

“These five children had to isolate all through COVID, they could not even go to school,” Garda Gillian McEoin the local rep for Little Blue Heroes, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“While this was a countywide event, the main focus was on Killarney as the drivers overnighted at the Gleneagle. It went very well and we made a lot of memories.”

Highlights included meeting some of the drivers and characters involved in the Bumblebee 1000 and getting up close and personal to some of Ireland’s rarest cars.

It marked the start of a busy week for all five local children. Their next high-profile event is the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee where they will lead the procession through the town.

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Help reduce the appearance of cellulite  

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help us look and feel better about it.

Yes, people often assume it’s down to a weight issue but it is associated with diet and exercise. It can affect all ages, male and female. There are many ways to help reduce and eliminate it.

Nothing can substitute for eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. Just as with other signs of ageing, cellulite is best managed first and foremost by focusing on maintaining a healthy weight long term. But certain topical treatments may help it become less noticeable and improve skin’s overall appearance, if used regularly. Dry body brushing is one technique to try by brushing upwards every day towards the heart for increased blood circulation.

Using anti-cellulite products can help if you are doing regular exercise and watching your diet, but if you feel you need a boost to get you headed in the right direction, there is a few different salon treatments that can be of benefit.

The Universal Contour Body Wrap is a great treatment which results in inch loss due to the detoxing effect of the sea clay or also the Electro Cellulite Massage rollers (ECM) by CACI Machine, which is a 12-session course over four weeks, this is recommended for desired results.

Pilates is always an amazing lifestyle choice. Having the toning tables for the past 30 years in Killarney, we are lucky to hear the amazing results from our clients past and present. Some have even been with us since we started! The male and female reviews have reported reduced cellulite with weekly appointments, improved posture, increased energy and mostly reduced cellulite.

To book an appointment or to find out more information, call 064 6632966. 

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Car dealers are now hubs for Ukrainian donations

Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine. Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages […]

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Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine.

Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages that have signed up for the project.

Under the scheme, the garages will be used as collection hubs for essential equipment that will be transported to the war torn country.

“We have a very large and loyal customer base and we are appealing through them to make donations,” Adam’s of Tralee General Manager, Marcus O’Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Any dealer could have signed up for this but we are one of only two in Kerry to do so.”

The garages, following advice from humanitarian agencies in Ukraine, have created a very specific list of what is urgently needed out there.

These include generators, solar battery chargers, batteries, power banks, flashlights, drones and tablets.

Medical equipment like First Aid kits (NATO standard) and other medical items are also sought.

People can assist by either dropping goods to the two garages or by making a donation via www.safeharbourforukraine.org.

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