PICTURE OF THE WEEK – 2nd Annual Joyce County Truck Run – Getting Ready to Illuminate the Skies, Hearts & Minds

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2022 Convoy in aid of Cystic Fibrosis and Corrib Mask Search & Rescue

Remember last year’s lights extravaganza? Well, preparations are underway for another running of the brightly lit long truck convoy through the Connemara countryside.

Paddy Rock, on behalf of the organisers explains: “As we emerge further from the pandemic and darkness, we feel it is time to bring further light and joy back into the lives of everyone but especially those who were and are already affected by illnesses such as Cystic Fibrosis. We will also be raising funds for the locally based Corrib Mask Search & Rescue Crew, which provides a 24/7-365 assurance to those who take to the nearby lakes as a leisure pursuit.  Much needed funds are needed for these organisations, in order to offer a lifeline in times of need to as many families and individuals as possible. So, with this in mind we are delighted to be holding the 2nd Annual Joyce Country Truck Run on Saturday evening the 10th of December 2022. Once again, we invite transport companies to take part by sending any available trucks to take part in the run. We would ask that owners and drivers light up and decorate the trucks to help us shine a sparkling and happy path to a festive cheerful Christmas. There will be prizes for the top three trucks’ light display, so we encourage all to pull out all the stops and make these trucks shine from here all the way to Lapland!”

The 2022 Joyce Country Truck Run will commence at 5pm from Peacocks Hotel, Maam Cross, County Galway and will travel in convoy to Maam down through the scenic Maam Valley. Then the long line of brightly lit trucks will head to Cornamona and on to Clonbur via ECC TEO Timber Mill, (one of the main sponsors). Initially, the top nine trucks entered at Maam Cross Mart will begin the convoy with the top  three and the overall winner to be announced later at Clonbur.  An entry fee of €50 per truck is required and each driver will be sent a sponsorship card with limitless pledge amount on each card.

“Cards will be collected by organizers on arrival of each truck at Maam Cross Mart before the start. To continue the theme of bringing home light, hope and warmth we will also have a special prize for a single card returned with the most money,” added Paddy.

When asked what will funds raised from the Joyce Country Run will mean to the Cystic Fibrosis organisation,  Mary Lane Heneghan said: “The proceeds from this event will be used to provide resources and facilities for the 128 children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis treated in both the Paediatric Unit and the CF Adult Unit in Galway University Hospital.”

She thanked the organisers Paddy Rock and Ray Mc Hugh for the work they have put into this event.

 To take part in the run the Entry Form and sponsorship cards are available from Michelle on 087 7552450 (after 7pm) or Paddy 087 2439760