The Cork Minor football panel, who are training remotely have organised a group fundraising event, to raise funds and awareness for two charities. As these two charities have particular relevance to their lives, they are undertaking 5km run fundraiser. The charities they have chosen to benefit are Marymount University Hospital and Hospice and Pieta. Marymount University Hospital and Hospice and Pieta are two organisations that need no introduction due to the huge work they carry out here in Cork and further afield.
Those involved with the panel have seen how family members and relatives can be adversely affected by cancer, some have even witnessed first-hand the unbelievable work of Marymount. Our players want to ensure Marymount continues to be the heart of Cork community and support them to optimise their specialist work and services, so those they serve can receive the care and support they need. During this time of lockdowns, reduced social contacts and not having the chance to fully enjoy the things we love, our mental health can start to suffer negatively. A number of players sadly lost their club coach in recent weeks and see this fundraiser as an opportunity to promote Pieta and the valuable help and support they provide, through prevention, intervention and postvention initiatives will help provide hope to so many.
On Sunday April 11th, the panel will each run 5km within their 5km radius in accordance with Covid 19 regulations wearing their club colours. The idea behind this is to promote their fundraiser, chosen charities work and encourage others to join them. Finally, they will donate and encourage others to do likewise to the chosen charities.
There are a number of ways the public can get involved. Those who are able can run or walk a 5km in their county or club colours. You can also help promote the work undertaken by these charities by liking & sharing our event on various social media platforms. The panel would encourage people to reach out to friends, family or teammates to get involved throughout Cork city and county where we will have players and team mentors taking part in every division. Upload a picture of you in your club or county colours using the hashtag #countycharityrun after your completed your run/walk. Alternatively, you may wish to support us or a particular young person by donating through our fundraising link www.idonate.ie/countycharityrun.
All support is greatly appreciated, especially during these testing times!