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News » 2017's Run the Republic main sponsor 2017-03-16

Glen Fuels 2017 sponsor of Run the Republic

Run the Republic, a fundraiser in aid of the Wicklow branch of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust raised €1790.

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland, and for over 40 years the Trust has been travelling on pilgrimage/holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs, from all over Ireland. This year's trip is from 16th - 22nd April.

The Trust has over 1,100 people travelling at Easter time divided into small groups of approx 10 young people and 12 volunteer carers who stay in one of the many hotels in Lourdes. Every year the Trust raises enough money to pay for all guests' costs with volunteers paying their own fare.

This year the Easter trip will be paid for by funds raised by the Run the Republic event. Starting on St. Patrick's Day in County Wicklow, participants aim run one mile in every county in the Republic of Ireland. That's 26 miles across 26 counties in 36 hours this St. Patrick's weekend and Glen Fuels is the main sponsor for this event!

Pictured with participants is Glen Fuels Arklow Depot Manager, Gary McKenzie.

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