Drive to Survive

Drive to Survive 2015 for LauraLynn


31 Jul

The countdown is on for Drive to Survive’s 2015 fundraising event taking place the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 31st July to Monday 3rd August.  For this year’s challenge, the team will travel through Munster with their Model Ts and army of volunteers to raise funds for the vital charitable foundation, LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children Hospice.

Drive to Survive hopes to raise substantial funds for the children & families who rely on the care of LauraLynn & ARE CALLING ON ALL VOLUNTEERS to join us again this year to raise the necessary and crucial funds for this vital charity.

Can you join the team for one, two or three days or maybe just for a couple of hours in your local village, town or city (Listed below)?  We can’t do it without you!!    The route for the event is as follows:

Friday 31 JULY   Saturday 1 AUG Sunday 2 AUG Monday 3 AUG
Mitchelstown Cashel Limerick Mallow,
Cahir Thurles Newcastlewest Cork
Clonmel Roscrea Rathkeale Midleton
Dungarvan Nenagh Tralee Fermoy
Tramore Ennis Listowel
Waterford Killarney


For more information or to volunteer your time please contact Dan Gallahue at 086 2549014.


About Drive to Survive (  Drive to Survive (The John Gallahue Galtee Mountain Boy Trust Fund for Cancer Care Ltd) is a limited not for profit company and charity (no. CHY 20452) established in 2012 by a group of local Munster volunteers, to honour the memory and the lifetime achievement of John Gallahue, a much admired poet, singer, raconteur and politician. As a Limerick County Counselor, John strived diligently to bring prosperity to the area.

In 2011, John Gallahue sadly passed away after a long fight with Cancer. It was his greatest wish to establish a national charity that would travel through Ireland to raise funds for cancer care. The Drive to survive campaign will honour his memory and see his wish become a reality.  The Drive to Survive team of volunteers raised in excess of €140,000 during their fundraising efforts during 2013.  This monies were collected during a week-long fundraising trip throughout the 26 counties of Ireland on two Model T cars and a band of volunteers and a host of standalone events that took place during the year.   All monies collected within an area were allocated to the local hospice.

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