Charities seeking support for Great Limerick Run

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

Charities seeking support for Great Limerick Run

Denis Cahalane, chief executive of Barringtons Hospital, Labour deputy Jan O'Sullivan and John Cleary, race director

CHARITIES from across Limerick and beyond are encouraging people to run on their behalf during the upcoming Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run.

Now less than 60 days away, thousands of people are set to take part in the series of races, in what is Limerick’s largest running event, on Sunday, May 1, during the Bank Holiday weekend. 

Among those seeking walkers, joggers or runners is Saoirse, an addiction treatment centre in Limerick city, which opened less than four years ago and has helped over 1,200 people with issues of addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling.

The centre provides counselling, and abstinence programmes, as well as a family/concerned person counselling and programme. Saoirse is part funded through some statutory, non statutory and private sponsors, but fundraising also supports their services. 

Saoirse is aiming to have in the region of 50 walkers and runners taking part this year, and more are welcome to wear their t-shirts and raise some funds. Email saoirsetc@gmail.com.