Ireland’s leading Country Music star, Nathan Carter has been singing the praises of Milford Care Centre at the launch of the 30 annual Milford Fair.
This year’s family fun day on Sunday, August 30 has been rebranded as Milford Fair Hospice Fund Day, with the proceeds going towards funding ongoing palliative care services and a new Hospice for the Mid-West.
Liverpool-born Nathan has been selling out shows all over the country and has offered his singing talents to help Milford on a number of occasions. He dropped in to the Castletroy centre for the launch of the revamped Fair and spoke of his admiration for the work of staff and supporters throughout the Region.
“Staff at this wonderful hospice and the people working in the Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary Hospice at Home Teams do an amazing job. A lot of credit also goes to the many volunteers and supporters who have helped Milford over the years.
“I know there are exciting new features planned for this year’s Hospice Fund Day at the University of Limerick campus.
I’m sure that thousands of people from all over the region will be there again this year to enjoy the day and to help fund the services and the new hospice, which I understand is planned to be ready by 2017,” said the 25-year-old singing sensation.
Milford staff from all over the region were at the launch. “It was really lovely to see Nathan take the time to attend the launch,” said Clinical Nurse Specialist, Terry Kennedy, from Killenaule, who works with the Hospice at Home Team in North Tipperary.
“I’m sure that people will respond to Nathan’s call to support the Fair again this year. We’d love to meet them there. It’s sure to be a great day,” Terry said.
Joe Murphy, the chairman of Milford Fair Hospice Fund Day, outlined the exciting plans for the August 30 event.
The 30 annual Milford fair will kick off with a sponsored 5km Fun Walk around the UL campus.
“We’re planning a real fun walk that all ages will enjoy, and there will be lots of great surprises along the way. We hope to see a lot of people on our inaugural walk and I would ask everybody to register online at www.eventmaster.ie and to get a group of friends to do likewise. Taking this simple step will make a huge difference to fundraising for our new hospice – we need to raise a total of €2m a year over the next four years to fund the building of the new facility and to maintain our current services,” Mr Murphy said.
“Following the walk, we will continue with a fun-filled programme of activities for all the family at the University Arena, thanks to the great co-operation once again of the UL authorities.
“Face painting, plenty of games and entertainment for children and a magic show, vintage cars, barbecue, live music, pig on a spit and the food court are just some of the attractions.
“It will be ‘all eyes on’ the model aircraft display, and ‘eyes down’ for our afternoon session of quick-fire bingo; you can try your luck on the Wheel of Fortune and the Grand Raffle; or browse through a host of stalls and pick up some tasty treats,” Joe Murphy enthused.
Further information, including sponsorship cards for the 5km Fun Walk, can be had from the Fundraising Department at Milford Care Centre, at 061-485860 or 485859.
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