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Walking 10K for Brú Columbanus

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A 10k fundraising trek will take place on Saturday  9th June in Kenmare to raise much needed funds for Brú Columbanus. The walk will go along the old Kenmare butter road from Galway’s Bridge and back to Kenmare. (Walkers will be transported to the start, at Galway’s bridge) The walk is organised with the support of KenmareWalkingClub.

Brú Columbanus provides “home from home” accommodation for the relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and Hospice. Brú Columbanus consists of 26 en-suite family rooms with a supporting kitchen and lounges where families can meet other families who are in similar situations and can lend support and understanding to each other and draw on their shared experiences.

A family’s first concern is for the health of their loved ones but consideration has also to be given to the practicalities of their time away from home, which is often a difficult and emotional time. Where people stay, how the stay is financed, are worries that can be alleviated from families accommodated in Brú Columbanus. Brú Columbanus is an independent charity and rely completely on donations and fundraising initiatives. Since opening in October 2005 they have accommodated in excess of 7500 families.

“This is our 9th Annual Kenmare Walk and we are sure we will have a great turn out. It is always a fun day, an opportunity to get some exercise, have a chat and see some amazing views along the way- as well as support a fantastic cause” says Anne-Maria O’Connor, who has organised the walk. Registration is €20 and can be done online at www.brucolumbanus.com or by calling 021-4345754 or 087 2787 074.”

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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