Blackwater Community Connect say thank you Bikers and Sponsors

Kilworth was buzzing on Sunday morning last when the village was treated to a wonderful colourful spectacle of 35 motorcycles ready to take part in the Blackwater Community Connect Honda Run.   Bike owners were proud to show off their machines for this fundraiser and many participants had an early start as bikers travelled from as far away as Kerry to take part in the run.  The weather was very kind on the day providing good driving conditions for the bikers who were flagged to start at 12 noon by Mary Kearney of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership.  Travelling via Fermoy into Ballyhooly and Killavullen they took a pit stop at Shanahan’s Car Sales before continuing their journey into Castletownroche, Glanworth and finally they cruised back into Kilworth at 2pm.  Food was provided before and after the event with the kind help of Maura and Jim at McCarthy’s Bar .  After soup and sandwiches the raffle provided prizes for many of the participants.  Grateful thanks goes to the sponsors of these prizes and to John Flynn who was our break down service, to Patsy Cahill and the Three Counties Bike Club, and to Supermacs Mitchelstown for the lovely hot food they sponsored.

Blackwater Community Connect provides a friendly call service to older people and people experiencing loneliness.  Regular calls provide a friendly ear as well as information on additional services, reminders and social contact.  The provision of a mobile handyman ensures that people can avail of a safe and secure service without taking risks with unknown callers.  The handyman undertakes gardening tasks as well as catering for safety features within the home.  He also cleans gutters, chimneys and powerhoses footpaths etc.  He is a high quality painter and no job is too small.  For more information or to book the handyman contact Mary at 025-33411.

Thank you to the following sponsors:- Deerpark Florists; Supervalu Mitchelstown; Supervalu Fermoy, Café Bella Fermoy,  and Mc Carthy’s Pub in Kilworth.


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