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Conquer the Camino for CRY Ireland

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Former Kerry GAA Football star and CRY Ambassador, Aidan O’Mahony, is set to conquer the Camino De Santiago to raise vital funds for CRY Ireland and is asking the public to join him.

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) creates awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and inherited cardiac conditions and supports those who have been affected by these conditions through access to free cardiac assessments, bereavement counselling and family support programmes. CRY have also recently launched a new freephone helpline to offer a listening ear to those affected.

“The Camino offers an escape, and an opportunity to disconnect," Aidan O’Mahony said.

"It can be a great way to connect with nature but also embark on a journey of self-discovery and to re-focus on yourself while raising money for CRY at the same time. In 2019 when I led the team I could just see life-long friendships forming and was so moved by the stories I heard on the trip from those affected by Sudden Cardiac Death and how CRY has helped them. I am thrilled to be taking part again this year and would like for people to join me. The Camino is suitable for almost anyone and is as rewarding as it is challenging, so if you are looking for a new challenge in 2022, why not conquer the Camino!”

Lucia Ebbs, CEO of CRY added that "previous years the trip has been a great opportunity for those that have been affected, to connect with one another and share experiences".

"We are so excited to revisit the Camino and reunite after three difficult years. This fundraiser has been an incredible source of funds for CRY in helping us support those affected. This year funds raised will allow us to continue to support families affected by Sudden Cardiac Death through our screening and bereavement services and also support our Freephone service, The CRY Helpline.”

Joining Aidan on the trip is CRY Trustee Liam Herlihy who lost his daughter Niamh to sudden cardiac death in 2011. She was only 21 years of age at the time. Since then Liam and his family are screened regularly at the CRY Centre and do everything they can to support the charity. Aidan and Liam are asking people to join them and help raise funds for CRY.

The seven night trip will take place on September 23. For more information or to register interest, please visit cry.ie

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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