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St Cronan’s run 1000km for Meals on Wheels

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WHEN St Cronan’s Athletics Club saw that local Meals on Wheels services were dealing with a huge increase in demand, they stepped up to the mark. Literally.

The club pledged to run 500km to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels operated by Obair in Newmarket-on-Fergus, whose services have risen from 60 meals per day to 200 meals due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

“Last week St. Cronan’s Athletics Club held a fundraiser where all athletes, parents and coaches both young and old were called to action. 

“Our aim was for athletes, parents and coaches to get active and run a combined total of 500km as a club. The idea was for participants to run/walk between 2-10km over 7 days. Once completed participants posted a picture of their Fitbit or mobile phone device on our Facebook page,” said club spokesperson Grainne Lynch.

St Cronan’s smashed their target with a combined total of 1000km ran and over €1,700 raised for South Clare Meals on Wheels. What an achievement!

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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