Bank Holiday “Pink Ribbon Walk” in Clonakilty raises 8,500 for Action Breast Cancer and aims to become an annual event

Bank Holiday

The bad weather did not deter over five hundred people from taking part in a “pink ribbon walk” in Clonakilty for Action Breast Cancer which raised 8,500 for the organisation. Wearing mostly pink, people registered for the walk at Fernhill House hotel, Clonakilty where they made a suggested donation of 10 or a personal donation to the charity.

The mixed group of walkers of all ages set off at 11:30a.m for the four mile walk. By 1pm the walkers returned to the hotel where they were served with pink refreshments including savoury snacks, pink champagne, ice-cream and delicious pink cupcakes.

The event was sponsored by the owners of Fernhill House Hotel, Michael and Teresa O’ Neill who were aided by the Irish Cancer Society including volunteers Therese Hayes and Liz O’ Regan. Teresa said;

“We were delighted with the turn out for this walk. We would love to make this an annual event and it’s not a difficult walk so people can do it as a family. We are thrilled with the amount of money that was raised here today and we would like to thank everyone who braved the weather to come to this event”

All the volunteers then gathered in front of the hotel where they released pink balloons into the air in memory of a loved one.

Action Breast Cancer is a programme of the Irish Cancer Society, and is Ireland’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support. Each year the organisation reaches over 25,000 women who are concerned about breast cancer and breast health.

For more information on Action Breast Cancer and similar events see


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