CLONAKILTY GAA Club recently organised a fundraiser to support their fellow members, Brian and Paula Murphy, to fund a rehabilitation bike for their daughter, Raya.
Brian played a huge part in the club’s history over the years and continues to be involved. Brian and Paula’s youngest daughter, Raya, is a right little live wire, strong in character as all three year olds are, despite being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Her parents, sister and all her family are doing a tremendous job, ensuring Raya does her daily exercises and meets any appointments needed. Raya is, and will be for years to come, using a rehabilitation bike (Motomed Therapy Bike), which the family were hiring for a large monthly fee.
The GAA Club’s aim was to help the Murphys purchase their own bike, which was realised after the ‘Twinkle Twinkle with an 80s Sprinkle’ fundraising disco which took place in the club complex on December 16th last. Owning her own bike will benefit Raya until she is 12 years of age and maybe a little longer, depending on her height.
Both the Murphy and O’Brien family, along with Clonakilty GAA Club, extended their thanks to everyone who supported, attended and sponsored the night. The night was a true gesture of club and community commitment, of benefit to Raya for many years to come and one enjoyed by many.