May 2017

Tuam Cancer Care Charity Walk

Close to 1,000 walkers have taken to the new Tuam ByPass in aid of Tuam Cancer Care on Sunday 14th May 2017, thanks to the support of Direct Route and Roadbridge.


Registration on the day of the 5Km or 10km walk or run was free, but attendees were asked to make donations to this worthy charity.  According to Maureen Grealish, manager at Tuam Cancer Care, so far, almost €10,000 has been raised and they are understandibly thrilled at this response.

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This was a unique opportunity for many people to get their first glimpse of the soon to be opened road, and possibly their only chance to walk along the route.  Roadbridge were delighted to be able to facilitiate this event and some personnel even gave up their weekend to help out as stewards on the day.

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All of the funds raised on the day will go towards the ongoing costs of providing services at Tuam Cancer Care, which is reliant on fundraising and donations to meet over 90% of their costs.

While the Tuam ByPass has been unofficially used by some walkers in recent weeks, Roadbridge are urging people not to try and access the bypass until it is officially opened, as it is still a construction site.