Michael’s massive money drive for cancer support

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Linkedin WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebook NewsCommunityHealthMichael’s massive money drive for cancer supportBy Bernie English – August 9, 2019 274 Emailcenter_img Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Michael Quinlan presenting a cheque for €9,420, the proceeds of his daffodil day fundraising 2019 to Paul Clements Supporter Services Officer irish Cancer society. This was the largest amount Michael has raised in his 31 years fundraising for Daffodil Day. To date he has raised €137,920A LIMERICK MAN who has lost eight relatives to cancer has raised a massive €137,920 for cancer support services.Michael Quinlivan (67) from Thomondgate has been fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society for the last 29 years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last week, he presented his latest cheque to the Irish Cancer Society for €9,420, the proceeds of the Daffodil Day fundraiser and his largest year’s collection so far.And he has good reason to be aware of the pain, loss and suffering caused by the disease having lost his dad, his brother, his uncle and five cousins to cancer.“There is not one person you speak to who hasn’t been touched by this in some way,” he told the Limerick Post.One person so affected is his sister-in-law ‘Dollie” Quinlivan whose husband died from cancer.Michael sells daffodils and Society merchandise in the Milk Market on four Saturdays in March to coincide with Daffodil Day.“After her husband died, Dollie went and sat her driving test at 72 years of age and passed it. She drives down to give me a break at the Milk Market and drives me home afterwards with any unsold merchandise,” Michael explained.Michael began his fundraising by selling daffodils in the Revenue Commissioners office where he worked. He was also selling merchandise and that went down well.“People wanted to do more than just buy a flower, so I brought in things like mugs and keyrings and trolley discs. It meant people had something they could use for the money they gave”.And now that the Revenue service has been decentralised, his former colleagues have branched out and they are now selling daffodils and merchandise for his fundraising efforts.From in-house sales, Michael moved on to selling his flowers at Colbert train station.“I go up around 5.30am to catch the early commuters,” he explained. The €8,500 he raised this year would have been even more if Daffodil day hadn’t coincided with the Irish Rail day of industrial action.“This money helps people with cancer to stay in their own homes with home nursing and night nursing. That mean’s a lot to someone with cancer and their families,” he told the Limerick Post. TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Greg O’Shea lands back from Love IslandNext articleResidents in row over Mill Road plans Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

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Geolocation tracking of the annual migration of adult Australasian gannets (Morus serrator) breeding in New Zealand

first_imgThe long breeding period and high reproductive investment of seabirds make use of resource-rich foraging areas pivotal both during and between breeding seasons. We tracked adult Australasian Gannets (Morus serrator) from their New Zealand breeding colony at Cape Kidnappers to Australia during the non-breeding period to assess wintering behavior and migratory routes for this species. Data from three recovered geolocation sensor (GLS) tags showed that both a male and a female M. serrator, and a hybrid M. capensis × M. serrator migrated across the Tasman Sea to winter in Australian and Tasmanian coastal waters. Tracked birds covered distances of up to 13,000 km on their migration. These movements were consistent with historical records of band recoveries.last_img

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‘WebFest’ coming Saturday

first_imgBatesville, In. — The 5th Annual WebFest will be held Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes a pumpkin carving contest, door prizes, refreshments and 10 percent off gift shop items.The event is held at Weberding’s Carving Shop on State Road 46 in Batesville.last_img

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Cricket News Ex-Pakistan players crave to work with PCB, even in toilets, says Tanvir Ahmed

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Tanvir Ahmed feels that all the former Pakistani cricketers would like to work with the Pakistan Board even if they get a chance to work in toilets. He said, “It is my personal opinion what is wrong with that. I believe some of our former players are so desperate for employment opportunities in the board they would even work in the toilets’’. Tanvir has played five Tests, two ODIs and one Twenty20 International for his country between the year 2010 and 2013.Later, he gained a lot of attention due to his controversial comments after he became a full-time cricket expert on television channels.Recently, he was in headlines when he accused former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq and said he is a big supporter of nepotism and practice favourism in selection and ignored deserving candidate in order to promote his nephew, Imam-ul-Haq. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. He said, “What legendary work has Inzamam done as chief selector tell me. I don’t rate him as a legend’’. The video in which he questioned the former skipper Inzamam garnered huge number of views over the social media.Last year, during the Asia Cup which was held in UAE, he faced a lot of wrath from the cricket fans worldwide when he said that Virat Kohli had run away from the tournament. However, Indian skipper was given rest and the tournament was eventually won by the Indian side.Even, Tanvir admitted that his comments on Kohli garnered him a massive backlash over the internet that he had to close down his social media handles. last_img read more

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