Picture below shows Billy Phillips being presented with his running T-Shirt by Joe Bracken purchasing manager with Clancy Construction, latter main sponsor of the three Thurles Crokes AC members running in the Boston Marathon. Also in the photo are John O’Shaughnessy (President Thurles Chamber) and Declan Doherty.
The boys representing Thurles Crokes AC will fly out to Boston on Saturday week next and by competing hope to raise major funding for two Irish charities; Irish Autism Action and Pieta House.
To this end the three lads have created an on-line fund-raising page on www.mycharity.ie/event/john_o__shaughnessys_event where donations can be made by clicking on the ‘Sponsor Me Now’ tab on the home page. The guys would like to thank most sincerely all those that have donated to date and would ask for as much support as possible for these very worthy causes.
NOTE: They are also holding a fund raising night in Larry Fogarty’s pub on the May 4th; to celebrate what they hope will be their success in the marathon and one final night of further funding raising.
Note also that the lads have funded the costs of the trip to Boston themselves and all money raised will go 100% to both charities split on a 50/50 basis.
PLEASE SUPPORT – ALL DONATIONS NO MATTER HOW SMALL WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.