David Wallace backs 10km run for Milford

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

FORMER Munster and Irish rugby legend David Wallace and Deloitte are backing a new fun run that aims to raise funds for Milford Hospice.

FORMER Munster and Irish rugby legend David Wallace and Deloitte are backing a new fun run that aims to raise funds for Milford Hospice.

The 10km Run/Walk will take place at noon on Sunday, January 20 and was launched this Monday afternoon by the former rugby star and Deloitte partner in Limerick John Gilmartin, along with Sr Phyllis of Milford.

The run will take place around the campus of the University of Limerick, and will be a fully chip-timed event.

“It is our intention to bring together people of all different levels of ability for a fun day out,” explained organiser Niamh Keating, a senior manager in Deloitte in Limerick.

“We encourage everyone to participate - bring your friends, family, neighbours – everyone is welcome to come out and support Milford Hospice,” she added.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to Milford Hospice and entry is now open.

Mary Hogan, chairperson, Milford Hospice Friends, said the palliative care facility - which provides care and services across the Mid-West region - is “dependent on the funds raised from various events throughout the year, such as the one being organised by Deloitte”.

“Community support is the backbone to the services being provided by Milford Care Centre and it is absolutely essential, particularly in this difficult economic climate,” she explained.

“Without public support and contributions, the Hospice Service would struggle to deliver the care, comfort and dignity that families require at the most vulnerable time in their lives. 

“We are delighted that Deloitte is organising this event in January and we would appeal to the community to join in on the day by running, walking or jogging,” added Ms Hogan.

The 10km route will start at the Stables Club in UL and finish at the running track, winding its way around the campus along the way. The event is open to runners of all levels and abilities, as well as to walkers and all are invited to participate.

Early registration is encouraged and entry is now open on www.eventmaster.ie.