The Tipperary Vintage and Custom Rally recently presented cheques to the value of €24,459 to three deserving charities at Vaughans Bar Tipperary Town

Ladies in front row - Ann Marie Karolis, Angela Corby, Joesphine Keogh (all from Cluain Aronn) and Anne Plunkett of Arthritis Ireland. Gents at rear - Brendon O'Keefe Chairman of South Tipp Hospice and Jack Leonard of Tipperary Vintage and Custom Show.

The Tipperary Vintage and Custom Rally recently presented cheques to the value of €24,459 to three deserving charities at Vaughans Bar, Tipperary Town. The money had been raised during this year’s Rally and Bike Run held over the Easter weekend both of which were extremely well supported and attended by people from the local community and much further afield. The three beneficiaries were South Tipperary Hospice who received €12,225, Arthritis Ireland (limerick Branch) €6,112 and the Cluain Arann care home who also accepted €6,112 towards their running costs. Brendon O’Keefe, chairman of the South Tipperary Hospice movement declared himself delighted at having his organisation once again helped by the rally whilst Angela Corby of Cluain Aronn also expressed her gratitude for the donation. Anne Plunkett of Arthritis Ireland was particularly delighted and pointed out that the money would be used to fund 40 hydrotherapy sessions for sufferers who find their movements badly compromised by the disease. Jack Leonard, chairamn of Tipp Rally committee took the opportunity to thank all those who had helped put on such a tremendous show this year with nearly €5,000 more being raised than in 2010. “It’s going to be a hard act to follow next year, but the racecourse is booked and  planning has started so we have evey intention of making it better still” Tipperary Vintage and Custom Show will be next held at Tipperary Racecourse on Easter Sunday, 8th April 2012 see www.tipprally.com for full details.

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