HORSE RACING: Cork Racecourse will fundraise for Marymount Hospice

29 May 2019
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Three-year-old Frankie Flynn from Waterfall and jockey Danny Mullins and Andrew Hogan, Cork Racecourse General Manager along with Monty’s Pass are welcomed to the Marymount Hospital and Hospice in Curraheen by Fundraising officer Mary Morrish.
Pic: Brian Lougheed

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice along with Cork Racecourse, Mallow are delighted to announce details of an exciting addition to Cork’s racing calendar this Summer on Saturday, August 17th.

Details of the raceday, which will see all funds going directly to Marymount were announced at the launch which took place on Thursday, May 24th in Marymount, Curraheen. The launch was attended by a host of familiar faces including well known jockey Danny Mullins and sporting legends Mick O’Driscoll, Larry Tompkins, Tomás Mulcahy, Teddy McCarthy, Tim O’Mahony, and Kevin Flahive.

The much anticipated attendee and star of the launch was 2003 Aintree Grand National winning horse Monty’s Pass who greeted residents as they reminisce on his famous win in the race.

The raceday is set to be a fantastic day out for everyone with Listed and Group 3 action as well as live music and family fun activities for the whole family throughout the day. There will also be some fantastic prizes up for grabs for the best dressed lady and best dressed man on the day with sponsors including Lee Travel and Louis Copeland & Sons.

All proceeds from August 17th will go directly to Marymount’s specialist community palliative care services. This vital service offers support to people who are living at home with a serious illness in Cork City and County and is completely free of charge, running seven days a week. As a result, Marymount heavily relies on donations to maintain these vital services that their palliative care nurses offer.

Commenting at the launch, Mary Morrish, Fundraising Officer at Marymount, said “We are all really looking forward to our raceday this August which Cork Racecourse have generously offered to host. It will be a great day for all the family and it will help us raise vital funds to support this important services that our palliative care nurses provide. We hope everyone can join us on August 17th for a fun-filled day.”

It’s a very exciting time at Cork Racecourse who are delighted to be supporting Marymount. The racecourse recently unveiled a new 7 furlong straight track which has received huge praise from industry leaders who have welcomed the addition to Irish racing.

Looking forward to the raceday on August 17th, Andrew Hogan, General Manager of Cork Racecourse commented, “We are delighted to support Marymount University Hospital & Hospice this August. It is a place that has touched the lives of so many people here in Cork and further afield and we believe it is important to do whatever we can to give back. The work that Marymount does day in day out is truly amazing and you can see just that here today. We are really looking forward to the community of Cork coming together on August 17th as we support Marymount.”

Tickets for the event are available to purchase at www.corkracecourse.ie with a variety of packages available. For further information on Marymount visit www.marymount.ie.

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