Upcoming Milford Hospice Harvest Fair a great family day out

The organisers of the 33rd Milford Hospice Harvest, which takes place this Sunday, 2nd September in the University of Limerick (UL) Arena from 11am to 5pm  have been keeping an eye on the weather forecast and are delighted to see that sunshine is promised for their largest fundraising event of the year and a day that garners a lot of support from the people of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. With free admission and plenty of free parking around the world-class Sports Arena in UL, this promises to be a great family day out.


The range of events and activities available on the day will include books, fancy goods, toys, handbags and scarves’ stalls, a Wheel of Fortune, live music,  face painting, barbeques, sporting activities for all ages, bouncy castles and novelty activities.


The Fair also features a food court and live entertainment, while the Grand Raffle, which takes place at 3pm at the entrance to the arena, features top prizes including a €1,000 One 4All Gift voucher, a domestic CCTV System valued at €900, a €600 LGTV 43”Smart TV, a €500 Dyson Handheld Cordless,  a €250 oil/fuel voucher, and a €200 Morphy Richards Health Fryer. Details and tickets for this draw will be at the grand raffle stand beside the book stall.


Organising Committee chairman Joe Murphy is confident that there will be lots for everyone to enjoy at the Harvest Fair this year. 


“The Harvest Fair Committee has been working hard in preparing for this event and we look forward to delivering another successful day. This will be the perfect family day out, as the Arena, with its superb indoor and outdoor facilities, really makes the fair weatherproof. I would urge the public to continue its loyal support of the Harvest Fair and we welcome everyone especially those who have not visited before.”


With so many members of the public expected to attend, safety and convenience are paramount, so the event will be stewarded, and there will be First Aid and medical treatment facilities on site.


The Harvest Fair is Milford Hospice’s single largest fundraising event. Chief Executive Pat Quinlan said that he continues to be amazed and delighted at the huge number of people who attend the fundraiser. 


“There is tremendous goodwill towards Milford Hospice and this is most affirming and strengthens our resolve to deliver the best service we can to the people of the Mid-West, which is no less than they deserve,” Mr Quinlan said.


The Harvest Fair Committee is appealing for volunteers to work with them on the day, whether helping with traffic, on the stalls or stewarding; your assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please contact the Fundraising Department to register your interest in becoming a volunteer on the day. To offer your help, visit www.milforcarecentre.ie or contact the fundraising department on 061 485859/485860 or email: fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie