The Riverbank launches its Christmas Kayak for Charity Event

The Riverbank Christmas Kayak for Charity has been officially launched and all are welcome to take part in some kayaking fun at The Riverbank in Killanny on St. Stephen’s Day in support of Cancer Research Ireland, a program of the Irish Cancer Society.

In association with Carlingford Adventure Racing Club, The Riverbank is organising this sporting event at its unique riverside location and is planning a fun filled festive afternoon on St. Stephen’s Day for both participants and spectators.

At midday on St. Stephen’s Day, all participants will meet at Monalty Lake and instructors will be on hand and provide all the necessary equipment and run through safety checks. The race will commence at the lake and finish at The Riverbank where family and spectators will cheer on the brave warriors in what’s expected to be a storming finish.

Complimentary hot drinks and refreshments will be served after the race to all the participants to warm them up. Prizes will be awarded to those who come 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The presentation for prize winners will take place on St. Stephen’s Night at The Riverbank.

“This has been a really tough year for many people and we want to move on now from the doom and gloom and shed some positive light and we encourage people to ‘brave the weather’ and share some fun and laughter for a good cause”, said Lochlainn Byrne, Proprietor at The Riverbank. “We hope that ‘The Riverbank Christmas Kayak for Charity’ will be one to remember and possibly become an annual event here in Killanny. Proceeds from this years’ event will go to our chosen charity, Cancer Research Ireland and we are very pleased to support the great and very important work that it does,” he said.

The cost to participate is €25 euro per person and this includes your kayak, life jacket and donation to charity. The kayaks are two-person built so you can book with a friend or partner or family member or simply be paired up on the day.

“The Carlingford Adventure Racing Club is delighted to support The Riverbank to offer something new on St. Stephen’s Day for people in the area, said Johnny McCabe, Carlingford Adventure Racing Club. “Kayaking is great fun and great exercise and my team and I will be on hand to ensure that everyone has a safe, fun race,” he said.

Anyone interested in signing up for this fun filled afternoon that is supporting a good cause, Cancer Research Ireland, should call ‘The Riverbank Christmas Kayak for Charity’ on 041 6855883 or join us on Facebook.

“All funds raised for Cancer Research Ireland will be used directly in funding vital research into finding new breakthroughs in Cancer diagnosis and treatment in Ireland,” said Justin McDermott, Community Fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. “We are so delighted to be the benefactor of this wonderfully unique Christmas fundraising event and wish to thank everyone in The Riverbank, and everyone who will be taking part, for their wonderful support.”

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