A three-month long project for three Macra clubs in Cork’s Seandún region culminated in a presentation to a residential care home.

Glanmire Macra, Cork City Macra, and Knockraha Macra organised their first ever tractor run in March.

Some 45 tractors took part on the day, in order to raise funds for St Vincent’s Centre, which provides care for women with intellectual disabilities.

With the support of very generous sponsors and the number of participants, a huge total of €1,258 was raised, and the three clubs presented a cheque to the centre last week. 

Representatives from each club visited the centre last Thursday, and were given a wonderful opportunity to meet the women the funds will benefit.

Sr Pauline, manager of the centre, was very appreciative of the efforts of the clubs, and said the funds will be used to fix the wheelchair lift on the centre’s bus, which is used by the women for outings.

The three clubs again extended thanks to everyone who supported the tractor run and made it such a success.

Meanwhile, Glanmire members are looking forward to the club’s third annual 5k run and walk which will take place next Tuesday, May 10.

This year the club is raising funds for Prostate Cancer Research and the club itself. The run starts at 8pm from Sars Pavilion in Glanmire.

Registration will begin at 7.30pm and the race is open to runners and walkers of all levels, and is a mainly flat route with some gentle inclines. Entry is just €5 and all are welcome.


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