Kilkenny Lions Club held a very successful golf classic in Kilkenny golf club on Saturday 1st April.
All the proceeds of the classic went to the Alzheimers Kilkenny Day Care Centre in Cootes Lane, Kilkenny.
There was a great turnout and one of the prize winning teams included sporting legends Eddie Kehir and Noel Skehan.
Rob O’Shea, Mens Captain, and Liz Cleere, Lady Captain, Kilkenny Golf Club said they were delighted that the Lions had their classic in Kilkenny Golf Club and they recognised the valuable charity fundraising work that Lions do throughout County Kilkenny.
At the presentation of the cheque to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Padraig Keegan, President Kilkenny Lions said that Kilkenny Lions were delighted that they had a full time sheet for their 2nd annual charity golf fund raiser and that it was fitting that the proceeds were going to the Kilkenny Day Care Centre. He thanked all the teams that participated, those who kindly sponsored tee boxes, Kilkenny Golf Club and the Kilkenny Lions Club organising committee chaired by Pat O’Hanlon.
Pat McLoughlin National Chief Executive of the Alzheimer Society, thanked the Lions Club and said that it was estimated that there were 50,000 people with Alzheimer’s or dementia in Ireland. He praised the Lions Club for all the wonderful fundraising they did to support local charities. He said the golf classic was a great example of how the local community rally around their own friends and neighbours who have dementia. He praised the local fundraising and said that all the money raised would be spent on the local day care centre. He said services needed to be developed for both persons with dementia and their carers. He added that he would love to work with other statutory , voluntary and sporting organisations to make Kilkenny the first dementia friendly city in Ireland.
PRO Kilkenny Lions Club