BY JACKIE KEOGH
TWO business people with close connections to Schull are literally keeping a Mizen-based meals on wheels service on the road.
Denis and Mary Ryan have once again provided the Schull and Goleen services with a new, fully-taxed Citroen Berlingo van for their almost daily deliveries.
Nuala Hegarty, treasurer of Schull Community Care Association, confirmed: ‘I don’t think we could do it without them.’
The new van, which was formally handed over at Denis and Mary Ryan’s car dealership in Cork, last Thursday, will be on the road six days a week delivering hot meals to 220 older and infirm people living on the Mizen peninsula.
Nuala, who travelled with Alyn Fenn, the organisation’s secretary, went to Cork to take delivery of the van.
They said they are also very appreciative of the generosity of Citroen, as well as BHP Insurances, both of whom have come on board in supporting the roll-out of these services.
Deputy Michael Collins TD, who is a member of both Schull Community Care and the Goleen and District Community Council, said: ‘We are grateful to Denis and Mary, and Citroen, for helping us to provide a service that is truly a lifeline to the older and more vulnerable members of our community.
‘Their kindness allows other volunteers in the community to contribute in a meaningful way to the lives and well-being of our older citizens.’