BY JACKIE KEOGH
WHAT to do with Christmas leftovers? Christmas trees, that is. Ger O’Sullivan who, amongst other things, sells Christmas trees for a living, is organising a charitable tree-throwing event.
Ger who had the inspired idea to open Leap Land this year, to the delight of countless children from all over West Cork did, on this occasion, copy someone else’s bright idea to organise a fun community event that will benefit Cancer Connect.
‘I decided that all money raised on the day – from 1.30pm to 5pm on Sunday, January 18 next – will go to this worthy West Cork charity because it does so much to support people dealing with cancer and their families,’ said Ger, who also owns and runs Ger’s Wild Atlantic Diner.
A spacious yard next to the diner in the centre of Leap village will be the venue for the event. Entry is free of charge but challengers putting their names forward for the male and female, both senior and junior, competitions must pay a €10 fee for adults and a €5 fee for teenagers.
‘There will be trophies for the winners, but not everyone can be a winner,’ said Ger, ‘so we will be giving everyone who participates a medal.’