Monday, August 07, 2017

Support Relay for Life by buying candle bags

Kilcullen Group Relay For Life is selling candle bags from Kilcullen Credit Union on every Saturday to the run up to Kildare Relay For Life weekend on 19/20 August in Punchestown Racecourse, writes Sabina Reddy.

The Candle of Hope Ceremony is held on the Saturday evening of the Relay weekend. This is an occasion where we remember people who fought the fight of cancer and may not have survived, but also to honour those who are fighting the battle.

Cancer now touches virtually every family, it's unique if a family has not been affected. Kildare Relay for Life is a weekend of remembering, acknowledging and honouring those who have experienced cancer. It gives the opportunity to talk and share experiences. It can be part of a healing process.

All monies raised go back to Kildare Cancer services -- in fact, by supporting the Relay, we are looking after ourselves and loved ones.

The candle bags are sold for €5.The name of someone that you wish to remember or tribute is put on the bag, it is handed back to the seller and it is then laid out on the track during the Relay weekend. A candle is placed in the bag and then light along with every bag for the Candle of Hope Ceremony on the Saturday night.

We would appreciate if anyone could lend some time to help sell these bags. Please call in to the Credit Union on Saturdays over the next month.