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Walk aims to fundraise for Rapid Response

May 24th, 2018 5:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

etty Hennessy and Dr Jason van der Velde, with Kate Crowley, far right, of West Cork Rapid Response, andTadhg Crowley and Shay Crowley, who have organised the walk in memory of Tadhg's father, Denis Crowley.

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A SPECIAL charity walk, in memory of one of Skibbereen’s best-loved businessmen, is being held to raise funds for Dr Jason van der Velde and West Cork Rapid Response.

The Denis Crowley Memorial Walk takes place on Saturday May 26th, from Clonakilty to Skibbereen, starting at 10am, leaving Rosscarbery at 12.30pm and leaving Leap for the final leg, at 2.30pm. Participants can join the route at any of the stages.

The organisers, who are doing this to thank WCRR for all their support, are asking the public to come out in force and join them for a few steps along the way, as they pass through Leap and Rosscarbery on the N71.

There will be a bus, kindly sponsored by Damien Long, leaving from the playground in Skibbereen at 2pm for Leap, for those who wish to do the final leg. Denis was a well-known shopkeeper in Skibbereen and passed away in January.

For more than 34 years, Denis was the smiling face behind the counter at Crowley’s Newsagents in Townshend Street. Denis was originally a fisherman but, at the age of 33, he had a heart attack and changed career, and, in opening the shop in 1977, ‘found his true calling.’ Sponsorship cards for the walk are available from Tadhg Crowley at 086 8638920. All participants should text Tadhg before Friday May 25th, to allow overall numbers to be assessed. 

‘The reason we are doing this is because of the huge support and help that West Cork Rapid Response gave to our Dad in his last few months, and we are eternally grateful to them for all their work,’ said Tadhg.

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