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Walking Room only at Broomfield 10K Walk in aid of Irish Flood Victims

The Broomfield 10K Walking Mini Marathon on Sun. 7th saw hundreds turn-out to show their support, both moral and financial, for the Victims of Flooding in Ireland. The event was launched by Deputy President of the IFA, Eddie Downey, who outlined the seriousness of the situation for those caught up in the flooding.

Of grave concern was the possibility that this could happen again. There are houses in the flooded areas that are uninhabitable, he said. Eddie was wholesome in his praise for those who

were working hard to help the Victims of Flooding in Ireland and commended those present that turned up to show their support.

The Walk was led by Broomfields Trained Walking Leaders, who were assisted by newly qualified First Aid personnel from the area. Slane Banch of the Irish Red Cross Society provided an ambulance and personnel for the event. A special word of thanks to the Slane Branch for their support as always, and their never ending work throughout the wider Community.

Thanks also to the Red Cross movement for their work for the Flood Victims. I would like to thank Eddie Downey for his help and encouragement, and wish him well in his new role. Thanks to all those who turned out and contributed to the fund, those who volunteered their help in the

preparations for, and during the event, those who recruited walkers, businesses and voluntary organizations who were represented and the countless others who have supported the initiative in any way. Thanks also to the print media and local radio for their coverage in the run-up-to the event, and to the photographers who captured the atmosphere on the day.

At time of going to Press, the Broomfield 10K Flood Victims Fund has just exceeded 3,000. The fund will remain open for a few weeks to allow further donations to be made by those who wish to do so.

Mile buiochas do gach duine.

Gerard Weldon, Chairman. 087/2729154.

Broomfield & District Residents Association.