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Red John Committee donates to Hospital Charities

06:32 AM 25 Apr 2018 NZST
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(Left to right) Mairead Twomey and Kerrie O Driscoll of Cork University Hospital Charity Committee recently accepted a cheque from Caroline Collins, Micheal O'Donovan Sr, Micheal O'Donovan Jr and Patrick Hill of The Red John Memorial Committee

WEST CORK, IE -The harness racing community in West Cork has always been generous when it comes to looking after local charities.

Following the record breaking Red John Memorial Festival of harness racing in Lyre last August, the committee made a presentation recently to Cork University Hospital Charities Committee.

"We feel that it is important to look after those who may need medical help and CUH was our chosen charity this year." said Caroline Collins, treasurer of the RJM.

"In 2018 we are going local with Bantry Pallative Care the charity "added Collins.

Harness racing received a massive boost recently with the government funded Indecon report into the industry published and following on that report the government have announced funding of a five year strategic plan giving the sport a chance to grow further.

The West Cork season opens at Inchadoney Beach on May 13th with the Red John Memorial Festival pencilled in for Sat 16th and sun 17th June at Lyre.

By Tim Kelleher, for Harnesslink




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