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RehabCare 6k Fun Run a Great Success!

03/03/2014 RehabCare 6k Fun Run a Great Success!

Proceeds from the very successful RehabCare 6k Fun Run were presented to RehabCare by running coach Peter Walsh. €3236 was raised at the inaugural fun run in February which was organised by RehabCare resource centre on Cootehill Road with the support of Peter Walsh. Almost 300 runners took part in the race which started and ended at the Meadow View Inn. The money raised will go towards funding the healthy lifestyles programme in the centre. The service users who completed the 6k for the first time were presented with certificates to mark their achievement. Their training was part of the healthy lifestyles programme with Peter Walsh over the last few months. 

Caroline Cullivan, who attends the RehabCare Resource Centre was very proud of achieving her first 6k, “It was a brilliant achievement. We worked very hard every Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks training and this built up our confidence for the run. This is something we can carry on in future to keep fit. Saturday was a great family day out and everybody could get involved”.

Bernard McVeigh, Community Services Manager, RehabCare, Cavan  said, “We are delighted for the generous amount raised in what was a great community event. It was a fantastic day ,  it was great to see so many people taking part and to see some people go the extra mile by running in fancy dress! It was a fantastic  achievement  for our service users, for  many of whom it was their first time running 6k! We would like to thank all those who helped make it such a memorable event: our sponsors Patricia Walsh, Mel Signs, Kiernans Fuel Station, Supervalu Tarpeys and the Hotel Kilmore for their generous support; Declan and the staff of Meadow View Inn for providing refreshments and hosting us for the day; all our stewards (David Lovett, Frank Lovett, Frank Mc Govern, Michael Mc Govern, Stephen Mc Govern, Kevin Boyle, Hughie Doonan, Pauric Cahill, Shane Fitzpatrick, Noel Mc Hugh, James Brady and Mark Hyland) and to Damien Galligan and the local Gardaí for all their assistance in making it such a safe event; thanks also to Terry Hyland, Paul Bates and Killygarry GFC, D.B. Construction, Martha Lovett Interior Design, Lorraine O’ Dwyer and Cavan Institute and the Civil Defence Staff.

“I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers in RehabCare especially Sinead Mulligan and Kathleen Mc Govern who put so much time into organising the event. Finally, we would like to give a particular mention to Peter Walsh for all his hard work assisting with the run and for training the staff and service users in RehabCare to prepare for the event.” 

In partnership with the Health Service Executive, RehabCare provides a wide range of high-quality person-centred services. The resource centre at Drumalee in Cavan offers social integration, community inclusion activities, personal development, independent living skills, sport and leisure activities, part-time paid work and work experience projects to the 63 adults who attend the centre. The service also offers supported accommodation for seven people in Cavan at present with a further 21 adults attending the RehabCare resource centre in Bailieboro. Sattelite centres are also operating two days per week  in Belturbet and Cootehill  as part of our  New Directions  project.

Pictures of the event are available in the Gallery.

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