STEEL CRUISERS FUNDRAISER 28TH OCTOBER, 2017
What a wonderful day the 28th October, 2017 turned out to be. From 2.30 p.m. riders on their motor bikes began to converge in the Square, Claremorris for the poker run organized by The Steel Cruisers to raise funds assisting Protect with their work in withdrawing children from child labour in Kitui, Kenya. There was a wonderful atmosphere during the registrations in Warde’s pub and the 110km run began at 4.00p.m. Forty one bikers took part and everyone reported that it was a really good and enjoyable run and were delighted to contribute towards our work in Kitui. Of course the fun did not end there ----the Steel Cruisers had organized a Rocknight in Warde’s pub and what a brilliant night it turned out to be, the craic was mighty.
Funds raised amounted to €1,831.51 through the bikers registration fee, raffle tickets sold at Super Value and during the Rocknight, and a bucket collection in the town.
On behalf of Protect the Children of the World, I want to express our heartfelt thanks to everybody involved in the fundraiser: Ollie Agnew, Eoin O’Donnell, Debroah Fox and Christie Morris of the Steel Cruisers who organized the event and entertainment; all the bikers; Warde’s Pub who provided the venue for registration and entertainment; the business people of the town and private individuals who provided spot prizes for the raffle and pupils from St. Colman’s College who assisted with the bucket collection. Without this assistance, the fundraiser would not have the degree of success it achieved.
The money generated will be used efficiently and effectively in areas of withdrawing children from child labour, providing them with skills development, and enabling them towards a life of dignity and self sufficiency.
I would also like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” on behalf of the children you are assisting and with whom I work, for many months of the year. They are so appreciative of assistance given to them and always ask that I pass this message on to all the people who support them.
Watch the video made by Cathal Concannon at quik.gopro.com/v/i2oydcwi36/