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Monica plans 20k steps a day for €20k this May

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STEPPING IT UP: Monica Sheehan is currently walking 20,000 steps a day to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

 

By Michelle Crean

One Rathmore woman has come up with her own fundraising plan – walking a phenomenal 620,000 steps in the month of May.

Monica Sheehan, a retired Director of Nursing with the HSE, is currently walking 20,000 steps every day for the month of May and is hoping for public support to raise €20,000 for the Kerry Hospice and Palliative Care Services, which she has been involved with since 1991.

In the present climate many charities have had to cancel fundraising events and some are finding it difficult to meet their funding requirements for the foreseeable future. This is why Monica came up with her own unique fundraiser.

She realises that the present crisis is proving to be financially challenging for many people. However, she would appreciate any little support you can afford to help her reach her target of €20,000.

“The Palliative Care Services in Kerry deliver a quality caring and compassionate service of very high standard to families and patients,” Monica said.

“It is essential that the Kerry Hospice funding is maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic. I urge people to give what they can. Thanks very much for the support we have received already.”

The people of Kerry have always been fantastic supporters of Kerry Hospice, Pat Doolan, Chair of the Kerry Hospice Foundation Killarney Branch added.

“Since it was founded in 1990 they have donated in the region of €12 million to the foundation,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“They can be very proud of the fact that their donations have supported the funding of the fantastic palliative care services in the county including: the Suaimhneas Day Care Centre and 15 bed in-patient unit located at UHK as well as supporting the Home Care nursing teams. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated by Kerry Hospice.”

To donate to Monica’s fundraiser go to Everyday Hero: Monica Sheehan does 620,000 in May.

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need?

Commercial vehicles and machinery

First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial fleet polices can cover many vehicles under one policy.
The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
Commercial vehicle policies usually give “open driving 25 to 70-years-old” but sometimes naming the drivers who will use the vehicle is a better option and can save you money.
You may need road risk and associated covers for driving plant and machinery such as teleporters, tractors and the like.

Employers, Public and Products Liability Insurance

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Public Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries or damage to third party property in the course of your business activities.
Your annual turnover will need to be disclosed and reviewed annually. Many main contractors and State bodies may require the tradesperson to have a minimum of €6.5 million limit of indemnity.
Products Liability Insurance covers your legal liability for injuries and property damage in connection with goods sold or supplied.

Other covers needed may include “Tools in Transit” cover which can be arranged in conjunction with your commercial vehicle policy and “Engineering Inspection Cover” may be required on plant and machinery. A “Contract Works Policy” protects the building works in progress against fire. Some insurers can include “Personal Accident” cover on a combined liability policy.

You should seek out the expert advice of a professional insurance broker to review your insurance needs. At Healy Insurances, we can review your business requirements, offer expert advice and save you money on your premiums.

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Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kerry

A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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