Blitz in aid of Drive To Survive for Easter weekend


Blitz in aid of Drive To Survive for Easter weekend

There’s plenty on the Easter agenda for those involved with the Drive To Survive campaign, with a blitz weekend planned and strong support expected.

Saturday, 23 March 2013
8:30 AM GMT

This Easter, a blitz weekend to raise money for the Drive To Survive campaign has been organised by the Anglesboro Community Council. It will begin with bingo in Anglesboro Hall on Good Friday at 8.30pm, with cash prizes up for offer and a great night guaranteed.

Then on Saturday, March 30, the Easter Bunny will be hopping into Combaun Wood, where there will be a half hour walk and treasure hunt from 2pm, followed by tea, minerals and treats in the community centre afterwards.

For those who are feeling energetic, the Anglesboro Easter Sunday cycle will take people around the Galtees on a cycle length of their choice. Registration for the 70km cycle is €20 in the hall at 10.30am with the cycle setting off at 11am; registration for the 15km cycle is €5 at 11.30am with the cycle leaving at 12 noon and there will also be a walk at 12 noon at Barna Cross.

Refreshments will be served in the community centre after the walk and cycle and all participation and support would be greatly appreciated. There will also be a coffee morning in the hall after Mass from 1.30pm and a family fun day with bouncing castles afterwards.


The blitz weekend will then wrap up with a charity head shave, waxing and hair dying extravaganza in the Galtee View Bar and any willing participants can contact a member of the Community Council to put their names forward. Sponsorship cards for the race are also available.

In a bid to raise awareness about the Drive To Survive campaign, members of the fundraising group marched through four parades for St Patrick's Day.

Drive To Survive is a fundraising campaign that was set up by Dan Gallahue of Anglesboro, in memory of his late father, John and the aim is to raise €1 million for different hospices around the country.

All of the money raised will go towards The Irish Hospice Foundation, while funds raised in a specific region will be donated to the local hospice facility.

While there are small events for Drive To Survive happening regularly, the campaign will culminate in August, when Dan Gallahue and others will drive two Model T trucks from the 1920's around the Republic of Ireland over the course of seven days.

The group already has 50 core volunteers, but help in any way through donations or organising fundraisers is much appreciated and to date, they have already raised €20,000.

For more information see, visit their Facebook page or donate through

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