Former Ireland rugby star Barry Murphy urges people to support run in aid of Milford Hospice

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The annual 10km Run/Walk, now in its fourth year, will take place on Sunday, January 31st at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12.00 noon. 

The event aims to support the annual running costs of Milford Hospice,  and also to help achieve the fundraising target of €2m for a a new specialist hospice facility for the Mid West.

Barry, front man for the band Hermitage Green, said, “Staff operating at this wonderful hospice serving the Mid West and its staff working within the Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary Hospice at Home Teams do an amazing job. I am delighted to be associated with the launch of the 10km and with so many people getting fit after all the Christmas festivities and with New Year resolutions in place, sure what better way to start the New Year than by participating in the Milford Hospice 10km fun run/walk!  I encourage everyone to participate – bring your friends, family, neighbours – everyone is welcome to come out and support Milford Hospice.”

The 10km is open to runners and walkers of all levels and abilities with all of the proceeds going directly to Milford Hospice. 

Pat Quinlan Chief Executive of Milford Care Centre said, “This event has become a popular annual fun activity and the community support we continue to receive is of huge importance to our ability to maintain the current level of high quality services being provided by Milford. As we embark further upon the building of a new purpose specialist hospice unit for the Mid West, fundraising support has become even more imperative in order for us to achieve our goals as we firmly believe that the people we serve deserve only the best of care and that’s what we try to deliver on a day to day basis in everything that we do. In addition to having to raise €1.5m each year to meet the shortfall in our day to day operational budget for hospice care, we, also, have a fundraising target of €2m to be achieved over the next four years to help build the new hospice facility. Therefore, events such as our 10km, can really be of benefit to Milford Hospice and we would appeal to the community to join in on the day by jogging, running or walking with us, in support of the work we do” explained Pat Quinlan.

The 10km route will congregate on the UL Plaza for warm up prior to starting at the Stables, winding its way round the campus and Plassey Road before finishing on the UL track. 

Earlybird registration fee is €20 and is now open, early registration is encouraged on or for further details contact the Fundraising Department on 061 485860. This year we have technical running tops, kindly sponsored by Regeneron and are available to the first 1,500 who register online.

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