The parishioners of the Templebreedy Group of Parishes met for the third time on Tuesday 6th July to walk together and raise money for charities. In May 2021 they raised €1,300 for Christian Aid and in June another €700 for the Alzheimer’s Society. The group walks from The Royal Yacht Club in Crosshaven to Rabbit Island where they all have tea, coffee, and cake.
Rev. Isobel Jackson, Rector of Templebreedy Group, said:
Many of our parishioners would walk this way on different days of the week, especially throughout the pandemic, so we thought it would be a nice idea to all meet together once a month.
John Sweetnam and his mother Hazel, parishioners of the Glanmire and Cobh Union of Parishes, joined this walk in support of the Mother’s Union in Ireland. John is doing 21 walks as part of the “21 in 21” challenge created by June Butler, the All-Ireland President of the MU. John has raised money for ongoing projects such as supplies for local women’s refuges (CriTiCall), support for the Prison Resource Centre and Away From It All hampers and vouchers.
This month the Templebreedy Group of Parishes met simply to socialise but donations from this event and others in the future will go towards the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.