Countdown underway ahead of Memorial Walk at Milford Care Centre

David Hurley


David Hurley

Countdown underway ahead of Memorial Walk at Milford Care Centre

Anne Marie Hayes, Clare Scanlan, Sr Phyllis Donnellan, Melissa Purcell and Cathy Sheehan at the launch of the Milford Hospice Memorial Walk

PREPARATIONS are continuing ahead of the Milford Hospice Memorial Walk which takes place at the end of this month, writes David Hurley.

Operation Transformation leader Clare Scanlan, who launched the fundraising event, says she is looking forward to the walk, which takes place on Sunday, May 29.

“After Operation Transformation and from an exercise point of view any walk appeals to me at the moment,” she said. “I especially think this is a wonderful  idea by Milford Hospice and I know it will be really well supported by people all over the region,” added Clare.

The 5k walk, which begins at noon at the plaza outside the UL Arena, will make its way through the campus before arriving at a special Memorial Tree on the grounds of Milford Hospice.

Personal hand-written tributes by friends and family, in memory of loved ones who have used the services of Milford Hospice will be placed on the tree in coloured ribbons

All of the monies raised through the fundraising event will go towards the construction of a state-of-the-art purpose-built 34-bed singled roomed hospice unit serving Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary

Work on the new multi-million euro Hospice is due to start later this year.

Participation in the memorial walk is free of charge but those taking part must register in advance at

For more information and for sponsorship cards contact the fundraising department at Milford Hospice at (061) 485589 or email