Tuesday, 19 February 2013

5000 steps at Tramore Valley Park


5000 steps at Tramore Valley Park

Tramore Valley Park will host a 5km walk to support local charities and good causes which will be started by Lord Mayor Cllr. John Buttimer on Saturday 23rd February at 2.30pm.

The walk will consist of the 2 circuits of Tramore Valley Park formerly the Kinsale Road Landfill which is in the process of being developed into a major amenity park for the benefit of the greater Cork area by Cork City Council.

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Buttimer is calling on all to participate and support your favorite cause saying “The aim of the event is to allow local charities, community groups and volunteer associations come together for one large fund raising event.   All proceeds will be redistributed to the nominated/affiliated causes  co-ordinated through Bishopstown and District Lions Club”

Michael O’ Brien, Senior Engineer, Cork City Council mentioned “The walk will allow members of the public the opportunity to explore and enjoy an area of over 160 acres which in the future will be transformed into a large, flexible park to cater for wide range of events, attractions and programs unique to Cork.”

5000 steps for my favourite cause takes place on Saturday 23rd February at 2.30pm at Tramore Valley Park. Tickets are €5 per participant and available at the event on  the  day.  Ample on-site parking is available.
For further information, please contact Cork City Council at 4924731, 4924729 and 4924662.
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Notes
Tramore Valley Park is located at the site of the former Kinsale Road Landfill
The event commences at 2.30pm on Saturday February 23rd
Lord Mayor Cllr. John Buttimer will officially start the walk at 2.30pm
Proceeds will be distributed to Marymount Hospice, Arc, Cork Penny Dinners, Brú Columbanus as well as a number of other good causes including Douglas Meals on Wheels.
Community groups and resident associations from Douglas, Grange, Frankfield and Turners Cross have volunteered to steward the activities.
Tickets are available from above  or  Cork City  Council  or  at  the  Event on  the  day  from  1  pm  onwards…….

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