Tipperary Cancer Colour Fun Run raises in excess of €70,000

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Tipperary Colour Fun Run

Emmet McNamara and Billy Lee Tipperary Cancer Colour Fun Run Tipperary Photo: Patrick McCann

The hugely successful Tipperary Cancer Colour Fun Run, hosted by Tipperary Racecourse, has raised over €70,000 for two very worthy charities - the Irish Cancer Society and Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre, Tipperary. The unique run took place back in August and the atmosphere on the evening was electric, with over 500 runners of all ages from all over the country taking part. Former professional rugby player for Munster and Ireland, Alan Quinlan, was among the runners that took part on the day. Trainers and jockeys including Fozzy Stack, Kate Harrington, Billy Lee and Emmet McNamara, Gary Carroll and Shane Foley also got involved in the fun run after racing, as well as a large number of people working in the racing and breeding industries.


Andrew Hogan, Tipperary RacecourseManager:


 “We at Tipperary Racecourse were very proud to host this event and would like to thank everyone who took part in the colour run and raised the much-needed funds for these very worthy causes.  Great credit is due to Con and Theresa Marnane and the team at Bansha House Stables who worked tirelessly with the Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre Committee and our team at the racecourse.  Without them, this event would not have been possible and their hard work and determination is greatly appreciated.“


Con Marnane, Bansha House Stables:


“It was a pleasure working with everyone involved and we would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who helped or contributed in any way for these very worthy causes.  We are so grateful for your support.”


Jennifer Jones, Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre:


 “We are amazed by the amount of money raised and the goodwill of all the people who supported the event by both donating money and donating their time to help.  It was a pleasure to work with Con and Theresa Marnane and the team at Tipperary Racecourse.  The money raised has given Circle of Friends a massive financial and morale boost which will go towards the building of the new cancer support centre in Tipperary Town which puts us on target to start the build in March 2017.”


Eileen Kearney, Community Fundraising Manager, Irish Cancer Society:


“We are delighted to have worked with Con and Theresa Marnane on such a fantastic event.  The Tipperary Colour Run was an immensely enjoyable event which raised awareness of cancer and also important funds to help us provide free services to those affected by cancer.  Thank you so much to all involved for supporting people on their cancer journey.”




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