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Vintage club begin fundraising restoration project

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A local vintage club has revealed the four Kerry-based charities that will benefit from its annual car raffle fundraiser.

Club members from Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club (KVCVC) are in the process of restoring a 1982 Toyota Starlet and one lucky winner will be the proud owner of the classic car by the end of the year.

Proceeds from the €10 ticket sales will be going to charities Cuan Mhuire, the Killarney branch of the Irish Kidney Association, Killarney Valley AC and cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry.

The project’s main sponsors are Kelliher’s Toyota Kerry and Lee Strand as well as local firms including Tricel, Paul Fitzgerald Builder Providers, O'Callaghan Coach Holidays, Humphrey Kerins Crash Repair, Castleisland Tyre Centre, O’Sullivan Darcy Engineering, Torc Engineering, Fred Cronin Tralee and Smart Loans.

The Killarney Advertiser is the official media partner of the project.

“The support of such reputable Kerry companies has been hugely appreciated and the club thank them for their overwhelming generosity in every aspect of the project. Their commitment and help means that even more money can be raised for this year’s chosen charities – the primary aim of the project,” said club PRO Tom Leslie.

“For the coming weeks and months, the club’s members will continue to work on the car at its premises at Upper Lewis Road beside the Ross Café, which is provided to the club by Kerry Mental Health Association.”

Once the car restoration is complete, an official launch will take place at Kelliher’s Toyota in Tralee at the end of May, after which the raffle tickets will go on sale.

Anyone interested in helping with the project can contact the club through their Facebook page or just pop in and meet members at their Lewis Road premises every Thursday night.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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