Busy mother of three, Tricia Quinn from Dunhill is asking people in Munster and beyond to make their new year’s resolution early by registering now for the 7th Annual Anne Valley 5-mile Challenge.
This racing adventure takes place on Saturday 9th February in Dunhill, with all proceeds this year going to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and Waterford Hospice. People can register online for €13 at www.annevalleyrunning.webs.com or on the day from 10am in Harney’s Pub Dunhill.
The Jack & Jill model of home nursing care has helped 1,600 families since 1997, including 40 families in Clare, 180 families in Cork, 40 families in Kerry, 75 families in Limerick, 40 families in Tipperary and 50 families in Waterford.
Over the past seven years, nearly €32,000 euro has been raised for charity by the Annual Anne Valley 5-mile Challenge, with last year’s event attracting 380 in the main race, 88 juveniles in the 2km and 200 walkers and fun runners. The organizers are urging people of all abilities to participate and to check out reviews from last year’s race to get a real sense of this adventure.
Tricia Quinn is a big supporter of Jack & Jill and says that many runners are relatives or friends of the 50 families in Waterford who have received support from the Foundation since 1997.
She says, “People just keep coming back for the location, the craic and the fact that they are raising money that will provide vital care services for local people. We couldn’t do it without the fantastic support we get from the running clubs throughout Munster and we’ve people coming from all over the country and from the UK for next year’s event.”
Welcoming this fundraiser, Jonathan Irwin, CEO and Founder of Jack & Jill said, “We want to thank Tricia and the whole team behind this wonderful event for choosing Jack & Jill yet again as their recipient charity and for all the time and hard work they put into this event. It means so much to Jack & Jill and in particular to the families we support in Munster who will directly benefit from this fundraiser as 100% of funds donated supports home nursing care. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone participating and to encourage those who may be thinking about it for next year. Jack & Jill couldn’t exist today without community fundraisers like this as our State funding is going down every year, while the demands on our services increase. Thank you and good luck to everyone.”