Our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend Has Now Raised Over A Massive €110,000 Since We Began In 2014
Proceeds from the third of three annual weekends came to €18,600.
Since it was launched, in 2014 in memory of my wonderful husband Connie, our beautiful Baba Oisin and his darling unborn sister Elber Marie Twomey who were killed in our tragic crash in July 2012, it has raised just over €110,000.
Myself, my brother Tomas, and two ofConnie’s closest friends Thomas Mahoney and Gerard Angland along with Dan O’Connor, Johnny Stack and Finbarr Murphy set the
weekend up to promote the reality of how precious life is and to raise awareness for mental health.
We wanted to raise funds for hospitals that cared for us after the crash and for Bru Columbanus – which provide home-from-home accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork hospitals, where Tomas and I would have stayed.
Charities The 3Ts, Pieta House, Reach Out, Suicide Aware Cork, and
Walk in My Shoes also received a share of €110,000.
The money was raised from three annual remorial weekends in Meelin and
Rockchapel, north Cork between 2014 and 2016.
Each weekend has comprised of two sponsored cycles organised by Johnny
Stack and Kanturk Cycling Club, and a 5k run organised by Finbarr
Murphy and Duhallow Athletic Club.
There has also been the Connie Twomey Memorial Cup under 12 hurling
blitz and the table quiz organised by Aonghus MacDomhnaill, and a 5k
More than 4,000 people from counties including Cork, Kerry, Limerick,
Tipperary, Clare, Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Meath, Dublin, Donegal,
and Kildare have taken part over the three years.
We were thrilled to have Newmarket Motors support our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend this year. As well as VW main dealers Newmarket Motors, who sponsored this year’s weekend, shops and bars in the Rock and Meelin as well as O’Keeffe’s Supervalu and KD’s in Newmarket who have been invaluable support each year. Lots of companies from near and far have also been most generous also. These include Barry Group in Mallow, BBM Security, Brudairs Bakery, Barrys Tea, Twomeys Bakery, ADA Security, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Ballygowan, The Devon Inn Hotel, Ducon Concrete, Kanturk Creamery, Brennans bread, Pat the Baker, Fyffes, Largo Foods & Twohigs.
The shops and pubs in Meelin and Rockchapel have each year been fantastic in their help and support. These include Pat Callaghan’s in Meelin, Paddy Mollys & and Murphys Bar in Rockchapel, along with Keogh’s & Murphy’s in Rockchapel, and Cahills & Brosnan’s in Meelin.
To date we have raised:
- €11,700 for Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon
- €11,700 for Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon
- €11,700 for Cork University Hospital
- €20,300 for Bru Columbanus
- €11,525 for Pieta House
- €11,525 for Suicide Aware Cork
- €14,625 for ReachOut
- €14,625 for 3T’s – Turn The Tide Of Suicide
- €3,100 Walk In My Shoes
That we have now raised over €110,000 is a phenomenal amount which will certainly help many people in need and please God save lives. This is thanks to you all!
As Marie Herlihy put it so eloquently in The Corkman, “We Have 110,000 Reasons To Say Thank You”, which my goodness we do!