Wexford's Ben5k raised massive €17,000 for hospital

Published 23/06/2015 | 00:00

Bernard Wadding, Eoin Wadding, Gerry Cully, who recieved the cheque on behalf of Crumlin Hospital, and Emma and Orla Wadding.
Bernard Wadding, Eoin Wadding, Gerry Cully, who recieved the cheque on behalf of Crumlin Hospital, and Emma and Orla Wadding.
Presentation of a cheque of seventeen thousand euro to The Children's Medical Research Foundation Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin proceeds of the Ben5K run in The County Hall on Thursday afternoon. Pat Collins, Helen Corrigan, Hannah O'Rourke, Lilly O'Rourke, Bernard Wadding, Gerry Cully who recieved the cheque, Emer Wadding, Orla Wadding, Mary Clair Wadding, Eoin Wadding,Eva O'Rourke, Mort Ambrosem, David McManus and Brian O'Shaughnessy

THE inaugural Ben5k road race raised a massive €17,000 for the Children's Medical Research Foundation Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

The Wexford-based race, involving both walkers and runners, took place in March and drew its inspiration from ita hero Ben Wadding who sadly died, aged 3, in 2012, after a brave battle with cancer.

The cheque was handed over recently at the County Hall by members of Ben's family, his parents Bernard and Emma, Eoin and Orla Wadding to Gerry Cully from Crumlin Hospital.

Eight hundred people took part in the race, which proved a huge success and which is planned now as an annual occasion. It was the first Operation Transformation event for Wexford in 2015.

The idea for this very different race came from a group of friends got together and decided to organise a charity race with all proceeds to go to Crumlin Hospital.

Wexford People

Read More

Most Read

Promoted articles

News