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Laois Vintage set to host 25th annual Road Run in aid of Laois Hospice

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Laois Vintage Annual Road Road Photo: Michael Scully

Laois Vintage Limited will return with their 25th annual Road Run, in aid of Laois Hospice, in August.

This year’s sponsored Road Run will take place on Saturday August 13, from Treacy’s Bar & Restaurant, with a commencement time of 10am.

This, the premier of vintage road runs, was founded in 1996, and in their 24 years of fundraising, Laois Vintage has raised and donated €966,598 to Laois Hospice.

This year as they celebrate their 25th anniversary, it is their desired wish to reach the €1 million mark.

A spokesperson said: “While we are all too mindful of the financial pressures presently being faced, we are again appealing for your generosity in whatever way you can for this very necessary charity. A

“Also, for those who wish to donate electronically, we have added the iDonate QR Code fundraising system.

“So, anyone now wishing to donate in this way, can do so by scanning the code from our Facebook Page or from the many Posters being displayed.

“For our car run, and as it’s our 25th Anniversary, we feel it’s appropriate that we remain within our County, so we are planning a Circuit of Laois, which will take in a scenic drive through the Slieve Blooms, and its surrounds, with an official stop off at Camross.

“For our shorter drive for tractor enthusiasts we have organised a leisurely drive to Mountrath, with our stop-off at the Deadman’s Inn, before returning to Treacy’s via Portlaoise.

“All vehicles will return to Treacy’s between 3.30pm and 4pm where complimentary meals, hosted by the Treacy family, will be served, and Commemorative plaques distributed to each participant.

“As always, we like to assure our sponsors and supporters that all monies raised by Laois Vintage will be donated directly to Laois Hospice, and members of the public who give so generously can also be confident that each and every donation received will go solely and exclusively to Laois Hospice care.”

Completed entry forms are to be forwarded to Noelle Graham, Brockley House, Brockley Park, Stradbally and she can be contacted on 086-8189204.

The spokesperson concluded: “Anyone having not joined us in the past, or having not received an Entry Form, are always very welcome to join us, however a donation on the day towards Laois Hospice will be appreciated.”

Pictured at Treacy’s The Heath , for the launch of the Laois Vintage Ltd. Annual Road Run on 13th. August, were: Tom Cowman, Seamus Mc Donald ( with his 1966 Humber) and Tom Treacy ( President , Laois Vintage ).
Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.
Pictured at Treacy’s The Heath , for the launch of the Laois Vintage Ltd. Annual Road Run on 13th. August, were: Noelle Graham ( Sec. /Treasurer , Laois Vintage ) and Fidelis Cullen ( Comm. member ).
Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.
Pictured at Treacy’s The Heath , for the launch of the Laois Vintage Ltd. Annual Road Run on 13th. August, were: Mary Delaney ( Sec. Laois Hospice ), Seamus Mc Donald and Ger Whelan ( Chairman, Laois Vintage ).
Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.
Pictured at Treacy’s The Heath , for the launch of the Laois Vintage Ltd. Annual Road Run on 13th. August, were: John O’Rourke, Joe Keane with his 1968 Massey 135, John Lalor, Martin Conroy, Noel Wrest , Thomas Ryan and Mick Grehan.
Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.
Pictured at Treacy’s The Heath , for the launch of the Laois Vintage Ltd. Annual Road Run on 13th. August, were: John O’Rourke ( kneeling ), Noel Ryan, Marcus Moynan, Eddie Mc Evoy, Lionel Gyves, Tom Treacy ( President , Laois Vintage ) and Seamus Mc Donald . Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.
Pictured at Treacy’s The Heath , for the launch of the Laois Vintage Ltd. Annual Road Run on 13th. August, were: Dell Meredith, Imelda O’Brien, Michelle Harvey, Marie Treacy, Noelle Graham ( Sec./Traesurer Laois Vintage Ltd.) and Irene Murray ( Treasurer, Laois Hospice ) . Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.
Pictured at Treacy’s The Heath , for the launch of the Laois Vintage Ltd. Annual Road Run on 13th. August, were: Noelle Graham ( Sec./Traesurer Laois Vintage Ltd.) and Lionel Gyves. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

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