Supporting charities is a walk in the park

MORE than 60 women, men and children – and some very energetic dogs – braved the elements to walk 5km in Killarney National Park for an event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The walk in the park was organised by the Kerry Businesswomen‘s Network and funds raised on the day will go to the Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre and the Kerry Women’s Refuge and Support Centre.

The 5km March for Change highlighted the importance of these two essential support services and it raised a total of €800 to further assist them in continuing their outstanding work.

Vera O’Leary of the Kerry Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre thanked the participants for the support, in spite of the unfavorable weather conditions.

“We definitely saw the four seasons during the walk but we kept going – as women do,” she remarked.

Elin Sorensen, Chairperson of the Kerry Businesswomen‘s Network, said the hope is to add more outdoor events to the calendar going forward.

“We might be serious about business but we know that there are plenty less obvious ways of inspiring, building bonds and crossing bridges, benefits that feed right back into your life and into your business or work,” she said.

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