Archive for June 29, 2010

Platelets

As we’ve mentioned before on this blog, Platelets play a vital part in the recovery of cancer patients .  Having been encouraged and inspired by stories of patients on the receiving end of these donations Mark and Eoin have decided that they will brave their fear of the needle and have made appointments to have their consultation to see if they are suitable to become platelet donors.  William is unable to donate because he lived abroad for several years when he was a child but would encourage anyone that can give to do so.  We’ll let you know how the lads get on!

Up coming events/fundraisers

If you missed the opportunity to show off your brain power in either of our quizzes last week, fear not!  We have another quiz organised for July 14 (was previously listed as July 21 but has since been changed) in GAA club in  St.Vincents GAA Club .  All are welcome and bring your friends along!!

If you’re a fan of good music, good pub atmosphere and would love the chance to win some fantastic prizes then be sure to be at the Leitrim Lounge, Wicklow town on Saturday 10 July where local band Feedback will be rocking the house down!!

Rob’s band Brazen Lungs will be playing in Whelan’s, Wexford Street on 18 July in what has been billed as potentially the all time best going away gig ever in the world and is not to be missed!

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Training

William and Mark were training hard these last few weeks in preparation for the Olympic triathlon taking place on Sunday 4 July in Athlone .  That’s right, you read it correctly, no need to adjust your screens- an Olympic triathlon!  A grueling mile long swim in the river Shannon, followed by a quick dash to the bike to complete a 40km cycle loop of Athlone town followed by (if still alive!) a 10km run through the town to the sound of cheers and encouragement from the adoring public!  If you’re in the area, come along and show your support- a great day out!  The Rockies will be nothing to these 2 boys!!

Fundraising Update

Don’t forget for anyone that is living in the Maynooth area you have the opportunity to impress everyone with your physical greatness by competing in a sponsored 5 mile run in Glen Royal gym on Friday 9 July .  Simply collect your sponsorship card from reception and sign up to do the run at a time that suits you!

Catherine McGrath and James Chew  of the social club in Citigroup were absolute godsends  when it came to the organisation and running of the quiz held by Citigroup in The Vault, last Thursday (24 June) .  The quiz was highly attended and there was a hard fought battle for first place prize of an extra day off work!  The quiz raised   hundreds and the total amount is ever increasing,   which includes  the auctioning of another day off work on the night raising €106 .

Grafton Street Collection – Day Three

Mark gives a brief panoramic synopsis of both the cycle and the day. Filmed 26 June at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin.

McSavage Comedy Night

Comedian extraordinaire Dave McSavage provided a night of great entertainment and quick witted humour in the Twisted Pepper on Abbey Street last night ( Thursday 17 June 2010 ).  If you missed Dave McSavage and what another opportunity to see him, then head along to Wicklow Town’s brand new comedy club in the Grand Hotel on June 25 th .  Bringing with him comedians Sharon and Jonathan, both of whom are performing in the Street Performing World Championship this weekend in Merrion Street this weekend ( 19 and 20 June 2010 ), we were provided with a great night of international comedy.  Be sure to head down to the Street Performing World Championship to catch these acts and many, many more.  All events are free and you can vote for your favourite act!

We’re still in the process of counting the funds raised last night and will provide an update as soon as we can.  A big thank you to everyone who came along and also to the Twisted Pepper for providing a fantastic venue.

Don’t forget there are still loads of ways to support the Irish Cancer Society and the Livestrong foundation with our upcoming events, our next event is the Citigroup Table quiz (unfortunatly only open to citigroup employees) on Thursday 24 th June on in the Vault, with an incredible first place prize of an extra day off work!  For all those brain-boxes out there, don’t fret, we haven’t left ye out- we’ll be hosting a table quiz in Leixlip on Friday 25 th June 2010 where you can give your brain matter a good workout!

Those based in Wicklow, we have it on good authority that we will be featured in the Wicklow People this coming Wednesday 23 rd June so be sure to go out and get a copy!  Also don’t forget we have the best band in the county- Feedback - headlining a gig in the Leitrim Lounge on Friday 10 th July , fantastic music and great atmosphere so don’t miss it!!

Pats on backs all round

On Saturday, 2 thirds of the Cycle of America 2010 cyclists competed in the TriAthy Sprint triathlon in half-decent times. Wicklowman Kerwin beat Dubliner Leonard by a 3 minute margin. The disappointed Leonard refused to give Sky Sports the interview they wanted but assured that Kerwin will be beaten in the upcoming Tri Athlone Olympic event in July

Fair play to the lads.

Mark’s Aunt Marguerite, his mother Mary and William’s friend Denise Boland completed the Mini Marathon on 6th June in similar conditions and in the process raised a hefty sum in the process for the Irish Cancer Society. The final sum will be announced upon lodgement to the Irish Cancer Society.

In further news the lads will be pedalling away fundraising on their bikes for 3 saturdays in July and 2 Saturdays in August on Grafton Street so if you see the lads show your support whether it be encouragement or ay show of support it will be highly appreciated

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