Page 50 - Support Magazine Autumn 2017
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                                                                   BY VERA FRISBY

        Hello to all our members and
        welcome to the Autumn edition of
           Our branch had a very busy
        summer. The Holiday Respite Centre
        opened in May; all our patients with
        their families enjoyed the fabulous  Newtown school girls
        weather and their holiday in Tramore.               Members of West Waterford Harley Davidson group had their machines on display on the day\
           Our Church gate collections in
        Tramore, Fenor and Co. Waterford in
        June were very successful again this
        year. Many thanks to all who helped
        over the different weekends – your
        time and effort are greatly
        appreciated. ‘Thank you’ to all who
        supported our collection.
           A family Fun Day was held again
        this year at Newtown, Kilmacthomas
        in July and was another great success.
        ‘Thank you’ to the Committee
        members, including our branch
        Chairman Ray Halligan, everyone
        involved in organising this day, those
        who sponsored the events and all who
        supported the day.
           We had a fundraising day at
        SuperValu, Tramore Road, Waterford,
        in July. Many thanks to our volunteers
        and all who supported this collection.
           Our Annual 10K Walk was held on
        Sunday, August 27th from Carrickbeg
        to Portlaw. ‘Thank you’ to Eddie
        Sullivan who organised this event
        again this year, and to all our walkers,
        runners, everyone who gave                                                        The under age races got lots of entries.
        sponsorship and all our helpers on the
                                                                       The Daniels and Connors families
        day. We would also like to thank the
        proprietor of The Forge Inn, Portlaw,
        who supplied tea and coffee following
        the walk. Thanks also to everyone
        who made sandwiches and cakes –
        they were enjoyed by all.
           Our next meeting will be held at
        the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack
        Street, Waterford, on Tuesday October
        24th at 7.30pm. All are welcome,
        including family and friends.                                                         Gerard Jordan, Richard Briscoe.
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