Twin towns turn pink for breast cancer

first_imgVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith Wiseman Print Previous articleGarda vow on feuding gangsNext articleSwimming – Medal haul for Limerick Swimming Club John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Stay SunSmart come rain or shine Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick A sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA SEA of pink washed over the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Sunday as they hosted the sixth annual Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer.This year proved to be the biggest event to date, with more than 1,000 walkers and runners and crowds in excess of 1,600 joining in the celebrations afterwards at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team and this year’s Killaloe Pink Ribbon Ambassador, led out the army of pink t-shirts on the 10k route from the Lakeside Hotel.She said: “It is an honour to be asked to support such an amazing charity. It’s so important to spread the good word, fight the fight and some day they will find a cure.”The first to cross the finish line with a time of 45.02 was Martin Pearl of Ballina, and right behind him was the first lady to pass the line, Mairead O’Callighan of Effin, Co Limerick with a time of 46.17.Carmell DeMello. event chairperson said on Sunday: “I am absolutely thrilled with today’s turnout. It is such an amazing cause, and I’m very proud of the residents of the town for all their effort in making today what it is.”Local businesses once again got involved dressing shop windows, and flying flags and balloons, while a bunting of pink bras swung proudly across the bridge joining the two counties.The funds from the walk go directly to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports vital services including the National Cancer Freephone Helpline (1800 200 700) staffed by specialist cancer care nurses.In 2011, specialist cancer nurses supported 22,120 callers to the National Cancer Helpline. A total of 741 of these calls came from the Mid West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.The Society’s advocacy service provides a voice for women with breast cancer in Ireland, while financial assistance is also available for those experiencing difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Other vital services include: health promotion, providing community and workplace programmes on breast cancer awareness and early detection; night nursing for critically ill patients.Some 8,110 nights of care were provided to 2,014 families in 2011, 996 nights of which were provided in the Mid West region.In addition, more than 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were provided to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011 with 58,553 distributed in the Mid West. Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Facebook Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Chris Dudley singer with the Mogley Mob during the warming up.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mogley Mob & DFN entertain the walkers as they cross the bridge.Picture: Keith Wiseman Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach Twitter Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon WalkCarmell DeMello, Chairperson of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon with Niamh Briggs, Ambassador of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon and Captain of the Irish ladies Rugby Team at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk. Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman TAGSAction Breast CancerballinaIrish Cancer Societykillaloeniamh briggsPink Ribbon Walk WhatsApp Linkedin NewsTwin towns turn pink for breast cancerBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 1393 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer sufferers Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Nicola Wood and the pink panters…Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mary O’Sullivan, Killaloe hanging Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streaklast_img read more

British Navy’s Smallest Squadron Gets 2013 Off to a Flying Start

first_img View post tag: Squadron British Navy’s Smallest Squadron Gets 2013 Off to a Flying Start Training & Education View post tag: gets Back to overview,Home naval-today British Navy’s Smallest Squadron Gets 2013 Off to a Flying Start View post tag: Naval View post tag: British View post tag: 2013 The smallest Squadron in the Royal Navy got 2013 off to a flying start with training off the west coast of Scotland.Late last year the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron exchanged their two P2000 vessels – HMS Dasher and Pursuer – for Her Majesty’s Ships Raider and Tracker.The new additions are faster and more suited to the Squadron’s vital role of protecting high value shipping in and around the Clyde.And in January the crews of HMS Tracker and Raider got the chance to familiarise themselves with their new vessels, conducting a series of exercises around their usual operating area in the Firth of Clyde.The training included both crews sailing on Tracker to practice firing their armament of General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs) and 5.56 rifles, as well as exercising with a Search and Rescue Sea King Helicopter from HMS Gannet in Prestwick.Meanwhile, sister ship, HMS Raider remained home at HM Naval Base Clyde undergoing important engineering work.One of the vessel’s two powerful Mercedes engines needed to be replaced, a big job on any ship, but on one with a marine engineering department of just two it was a significant challenge for the crew.Luckily it was a challenge HMS Raider’s Marine Engineering Officer, Chief Petty Officer Nick Calvert, was more than up for.“We were given help from two submariner Engineering Technicians who are on long term loan to the Squadron and the rest of the crew helped where possible,” said Nick.“No engineer looks forward to a main engine change, but in the end it proved to be an interesting and at times enjoyable evolution.He joked:“I did feel a bit uncomfortable at having warfare branch ratings using tools on my new engine, though!”With the change completed and tested, HMS Raider was able to join Tracker for the next exercise – a circumnavigation of the Isle of Bute.This gave trainee officers on both ships a rare opportunity to test their pilotage and ship-handling skills navigating the narrow (even for a P2000) Kyles of Bute.“One of the best things about being based on the Clyde is having such a beautiful landscape on our doorstep”, explained Lieutenant Commander Sam Nightingale, Commanding Officer of both HMS Tracker and the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron.“Being able to explore some of the more remote parts of our area of operations whilst developing the skills of our young officers is one of the more pleasant ways to spend a day at sea.”With the exercise successfully achieved, both ships remain on the Clyde, with one permanently at short notice to provide protection for important vessels passing through the confines of the Firth of Clyde.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 29, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: start View post tag: off View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy January 29, 2013 View post tag: flying View post tag: Smallest Share this articlelast_img read more