FORMER Munster and Irish rugby star Alan Quinlan has thrown his weight behind a 10K fundraising run and walk for Milford Hospice.
‘Quinny’ helped to launch the popular fundraising event for Milford Care Centre, which will take place in the University of Limerick on Sunday, January 25, with a new start time of 12 noon this year.
“I am delighted to be associated with this event,” the former Munster star said at the launch of the 10K run and walk.
“With so many people getting fit after all the Christmas festivities and with New Year resolutions in place, what better way to start the New Year than by participating in the Milford Hospice 10K fun run and walk.
“I encourage everyone to participate - bring your friends, family, neighbours – everyone is welcome to come out and support Milford Hospice,” added the rugby star.
The 10km is open to runners and walkers of all levels and ability with all of the proceeds to go directly to supporting the work done by Milford Hospice.
“This event has become a popular annual fun activity and the community support we continue to receive is the backbone to the services being provided by Milford,” said Pat Quinlan, chief executive of Milford Care Centre.
“Without public support and contributions, the Hospice Services would struggle to deliver the care, comfort and dignity that patients and their families require and deserve.
“We would appeal to the community to join in on the day by running, jogging or walking as it’s an event we would really like to see grow,” he added.
Participants taking part in the 10km route will congregate on the UL Plaza for warm up.
The course will start at Kilmurray Village, winding its way round the campus and Plassey Road before finishing on the UL track.
Entry this year is €15 and is now open, early registration is encouraged on www.eventmaster.ie.