Many thanks to the committee of the Barrie Harris Memorial Walk for again choosing Galway Hospice as one of the charities to benefit from their annual Walk. This Walk, which takes place each year on St Stephen’s Day, was started originally by Bina Harris in memory of her husband Barrie, a Creggs-based mechanic who died in a traffic accident in 1995. The first Walk was held in 1995.
Each year the Walk starts in the village of Creggs on the Galway – Roscommon border and the Walk goes up, down and around the local Mount Mary, extending to a total of 10 kilometres. From humble beginnings, the Walk now raises over €30,000 a year for 15 local and global charities.
This year, the organisers of the event presented Michael Craig of Galway Hospice with a cheque for €1000 from the proceeds of the Walk.
Our sincere thanks to Bina, to the organisers, and especially to the walkers who have supported this event and have helped raise much-needed funds for multiple charities throughout this time. This support is very much appreciated.