Runway run a runaway success

first_imgNewsCommunityRunway run a runaway successBy John Keogh – November 7, 2014 936 Facebook Print Twitter  by Bernie EnglishSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  [email protected] THE Limerick branch of the Samaritans is set to share in a €26,000 donation from Shannon  Airport, thanks to a memorable fundraising programme by airport staff, supported by Bank of  Ireland. Three initiatives organised by airport staff over the past 12 months saw it raise its largest figure  to date across its annual designated charity programme, with all proceeds going to the airport’s  2014 designated charity, the Samaritans.The main event was the Bank of Ireland Runway  Run held on ‘Independence Day’, July 4 – the first night run on an Irish airport runway.1,000 runners went to the line for a floodlit 5km trek along the airport runway that raised more than €17,000, largely thanks to generous Bank of Ireland sponsorship. Runners came from as far afield as Cork, Mayo and Dublin for the Runway Run, which was fully booked three days in advance.As part of the fundraising campaign, airport staff also embarked on a huge endurance test for a day in May as they braved driving wind and rain to cycle 175km from King John’s Castle in Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher and back to Shannon Airport.The first leg of the programme was a musical celebration in December of last year when more than 900 gathered in the main terminal building and gave generously at a rip-roaring free show by the queen of accordion music, Sharon Shannon.Speaking at the presentation of the cheque at the airport, Shannon Group commercial director Andrew Murphy said staff were delighted to put their weight behind fund raising for the Samaritans. WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleMary gives depth to the little voiceNext articleCouncil silence over Scare Factory closure order John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Bath Bakery launches new name competition

first_imgBath Bakery is asking customers to come up with the new name for its healthy diet bread.The wholesale and retail baker has created the bread for consumers looking for healthy alternatives in the new year.The person with the best name suggestion will also win a Bath Bakery Christmas hamper, worth £40.A shortlist of the best names will be posted on its Facebook page with people asked to vote for their favourite by clicking ‘like’.The bakery said it will also be make a donation, with the amount to be determined by the number of people who vote in the competition.last_img

Mother of nine is seeking justice after being attacked

first_imgCourt gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comA mother of nine from the community of Tarish Pit is calling on the relevant authorities to assist her in getting ‘justice’.Mrs Elizabeth Smith Nicholas told SAT TV News that two weeks have already elapsed after she was attacked by a man while walking with her seven (7) month old twin on the Stockfarm Road.According to Mrs Nicholas, who received twelve (12) stitches to her head at the Princess Margaret Hospital following the incident, the man attacked her for no reason at all.She recalled bits and pieces of the incident.‘I was walking up the road with my twin in the pram when I saw the man coming down. I was walking and talking with a friend of mine, when he come and hold the pram. I told him to let go the pram, he refused. My friend also told him to let go of the pram. After he eventually let go of the pram, they told me to continue walking and ignore him. He started to pelt stones, one missed me. Then all I could remember after that was that I was at the hospital. One of the stones knocked me at the back of my head, and I ‘pass out’ on the road, my children and the pram fell down,’ Nicholas recalled.Mrs Nicholas says reports have been made to the police and she feels threatened since the man is still seen ‘at large’ in the community.She says that she is ready to take the matter to court, but the authorities seem to be ‘sleeping on the matter’.‘I got the medical certificate and brought it to the Police. Up to now they haven’t arrested the guy. He is still in the community threatening me when I passing. I just need the police to arrest him and bring him to the courts.’‘I have my nine children to look after. I got twelve stitches in my head. My head hurting me at night. They need to do something about that,’ stressed Nicholas.Mrs Nicholas is hoping that at the end of this case, the man in question will also foot her medical bills.She is hopeful that the authorities will hear her plea and address the matter in the quickest time possible. Share 18 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img “We are investigating the matter, the Police Officers have gone out on several occasions in search of the accused however, the chap is very elusive. Because the police has not caught the guy she is claiming that we are not doing anything” he said.Inspector Weekes also said, “it is unfair to say that the police is not doing anything, in fact it is very unfair to say so.”Mr. Weekes indicated that police investigation into the matter continues and that the police will continue to do their work despite the claims by Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Nicholas.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Mother of nine is seeking justice after being attacked by: – July 6, 2011 Share Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes.Meantime, Dominica Vibes News spoke with Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes who assured us that the matter is being dealth with.last_img read more

Friendship Room, and Project Connect Committee Coming Together for Community Event

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Friendship Room and The Project Connect Committee will host their 3rd annual free ‘Community Connect Event’ tomorrow at Saint Bernard’s Parish Hall.The event will feature over 25 agencies to help anyone in need of free health screenings, vaccines, clothing, utility and housing services plus more.A dinner will also be served for those who attend.“Whether you’re in immediate right now, or you know someone who is having some difficulties in their life that you’re able to help give them or provide them with information on who to turn to. When you’re down on you’re luck or you’re in a situation that you’ve never encountered before you don’t know where to go, and so it’s the friends, it’s the family; it’s the loved ones that can help. They are the ones who can reach out and find out what resources are available so that they can provide that information to the ones they love, and that’s what this is all about,” Organizer, Bernadette Schuelke said.There were over 100 attendees last year. The event begins at 4 pm and ends at 6, located at 324 W. Chisholm St. Alpena, MI.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School Inducts Three More ‘Hall of Fame’ MembersNext Marksmen Monday: Episode 1 – Hunter Safetylast_img read more