Cycle, Walk Run for St. Joseph’s Foundation

Back in March of this year, a group of staff at St. Joseph’s Foundation met and began to bounce a few fundraising ideas around. This was done in part due to significant cuts to budgets in the past number of years, and also to increase morale of staff, service users and their families. The idea for a cycle/walk/run, was tested among staff and received positive feedback from all who heard about it, so we in the committee decided to run with it. The event will be held on Sunday, 2nd September at 12 noon, and cyclists will travel a distance of 90 kilometres. The cycle route is St. Joseph’s Foundation, Baker’s Road– Kilmallock – Knocklong – Emly –Tipperary town – Garryspillane – Knocklong and Kilmallock, finishing at Baker’s Road, Charleville. The walk/run distance is 10 km. and the route is St. Joseph’s Foundation, Baker’s Road, behind Campus Filling Station – past Cooleen’s Children’s Respite House – completing the loop left, to rejoin the same road (behind filling station) and finishing at Baker’s Road.

Monies raised will be used to provide emergency funding and also for the upkeep of respite care, an extremely important and highly valued aspect of care provided by the St. Joseph’s Foundation for families and service users.

The Cycle, Walk Run Committee at St. Joseph’s Foundation hope to develop this new event into an annual festival of fun, promoting healthy living through exercise, and to boost overall morale both within and outside of the Foundation. Anyone interested in taking part can register online at,

Register on the day in St. Joseph’s Foundation between 11.00 and 11.45am. To follow the build-up to the day you can also find us on Facebook.

A raffle will take place on Saturday, 8th September at 9 p.m. in the Corbett Court Restaurant, Ballyhea with the following prizes plus various other prizes; 1st prize €500 sponsored by St. Gobnait’s Nursing Home, Ballyagran; 2nd prize a bike sponsored by Paul Gammell of Kilmallock Cycles; 3rd prize €200 sponsored by Kilmallock Credit Union.