Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Kilcullen in Relay for Life Kildare

The Relay for Life Kildare event is coming up this week on 13/14 August at the Curragh Racecourse, writes Sabina Reddy. This is a fun packed, family event with entertainment for over 24 hours.

It is also a time to remember and acknowledge anyone who has or is going through cancer. A time to reflect and talk about cancer. All monies raised over the weekend goes back to cancer services in Co Kildare.

Kilcullen Group will be represented again this year. So far we have raised over €900 at a fundraiser last October in O'Connells. Anyone who has candle bags sold at this stage please return them as soon as possible. The Candle of Light Ceremony this year, which is held at nightfall on Saturday evening, will be more emotional and special event than ever before.

The Kilcullen Group will be running a book stall, Trevor Howard will run a play station game, a raffle of a Lily O'Brien hamper, and we will launch our own Memory Candles.

The Memory Candles will be a white candle that can be purchased for €5 with the intention of using it for anniversary and family events, remembering your loved ones at the same time. We will also have purple candles which people can buy €5 to give as a present to a family member or friend that has survived cancer. We have only a limited number at present to see how they sell but we intend to make these available through the year from group members. We would like to thank The Signmaker, www.signmaker.ie, for donation of labels for the candles.

Please come along and visit our Kilcullen Tent at Relay for Life Kildare.