Vintage club raises money for palliative care on low-key Ring of Kerry run

Vintage club raises money for palliative care on low-key Ring of Kerry run

The challenges facing local charities in the current climate was highlighted by the Kingdom Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car Club last weekend.

The club was forced to cancel its 41ST running of its Ring of Kerry Run in May. It’s annual Autumn run has also been cancelled.

However, they ran a limited version of the Ring of Kerry on Sunday last. Limited as it was reduced to a one-day club member event only and limited because only 30 cars took par – the May event usually attracts 100 plus cars.

An unfortunately, limited in the amount of funds they could raise for Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry.

In fairness, club members raised €500 on the day but last year the event and club raised €5000 for Kerry-based charities.

This is just one example of how fundraising efforts by the many volunteer clubs in Kerry have been affected.

On the day, former club chairman David Curran was presented with the Myles Foley Memorial Award for his contribution to Vintage Veteran and Classic Car motoring in the county.

All photos courtesy of Garrett Foley

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