Vintage run in aid of air ambulance

April 23rd, 2017 7:15 AM

By Jackie Keogh

Pictured at the launch of the West Cork Vintage Club's annual car run, to be held on Sunday, April 30th, were Albert Harte, chairman; Ann Kelly, Irish Community Air Ambulance; Fachtna O'Callaghan, treasurer; Ger Buckley, vice chairman, and other West Cork Vintage Club committee members.

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This year’s West Cork Vintage Run will be a fundraiser for the Irish Air Ambulance service.

Albert Harte, who is the chairman of the West Cork Vintage Club, told The Southern Star that there will be at least 100 vintage cars featured in this year’s event, which will start at 11.30am at the Showgrounds in Clonakilty on Sunday, April 30th next.

‘This will be our 28th anniversary and will attract vintage car enthusiasts from all over Cork County, but Kerry and Waterford too,’ said Albert.With a €20 entry fee, the event is expected to raise a considerable amount – all of which will go directly to Irish Community Air Ambulance, an organisation that is hoping to establish a dedicated flying doctor service for the south of Ireland. The Vintage Run route will take in Timoleague, followed by a stop at the Lifeboat Inn in Courtmacsherry for tea and refreshments, as well as the judging of vehicles.

The return route will take in Ring in Clonakilty, Ardfield and Owenahincha, before travelling on to the Celtic Ross Hotel at 3.30pm, where there will be a prize giving ceremony and a sit down meal.

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