Lee Strand 550 Comfort for Chemo Charity Evening at the Dogs


Top class racing, family fun, auction, fashion & lots more at the Lee Strand 550 Comfort for Chemo Charity Evening at the Dogs
Lee Strand has joined forces with Comfort for Chemo Kerry for this year’s annual Lee Strand 550 night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday May 26th. The support of Lee Strand will allow Comfort for Chemo Kerry to generate much needed funds with all admissions, auction, raffle, restaurant bookings and other monies raised on the night going directly towards the charity. The event will be a fabulous evening at the stadium with something for everyone and there are several ways to support this wonderful cause.
Speaking at the launch of the event, Gearoid Linnane CEO stated, “Lee Strand continues to support one of Ireland’s most prestigious races, the Lee Strand A3 550 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Our long-standing sponsorship of this race spans over four decades and we are delighted to welcome back a charity element to our event. This year our chosen charity is Comfort for Chemo Kerry, all proceeds raised on the evening will all be donated directly to the charity. It promises to be a great evening out for everyone while supporting a wonderful charity in our community.”
For those that would like to enjoy all the action from the Grandstand Restaurant tables are available to reserve for both organisations, individuals, and groups of all sizes with 50% of the revenue going towards the charity. In addition to the racing action, everyone will be kept well entertained with MC Billy Keane to take us through the night. Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent will be judged on the night by fashion stylist Danny Leane with fabulous prizes for both. Plus, there will be an auction on the night with some fantastic items up for grabs and lots of chances to win in the raffle, which has been very generously supported with prizes from local businesses.
There will also be a family aspect to the night with entertainment for all ages with lots of novelty events with face painting, bouncy castle, music after racing and Mighty Mikey Milk from Lee Strand will be at the stadium to meet the younger ones. 
Declan Dowling of the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium said “It is wonderful that Lee Strand and Comfort for Chemo Kerry have come together at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium to raise these much needed funds and we are hoping that as many as possible will come along to support this worthy cause that unfortunately so many families in the county will avail of at some time in their lives.”
Launching the event, Mary Fitzgerald, Chairperson of CFCK, said “Comfort for Chemo Kerry are delighted to be chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s Lee Strand 550 Night at the Dogs with all proceeds on the night going to the charity .The need to be able to provide treatment in an environment that promotes healing and provides comfort is paramount and this unit will allow for improved treatment options for patients on their own doorstep. We would really appreciate your support on the night which will help us build and equip a standalone chemotherapy unit within the grounds of UHK for the people of Kerry.”
So come along on Friday May 26th and be part of a great night’s entertainment while supporting the cause, tickets are available at the entry gate, tickets are €10 and kids are free. The first race of the night goes off at 7pm with doors open at 6pm. Table bookings for the restaurant can be made either by e-mailing info@comfortforchemokerry.com or on 089 2240357.

Pictured at the launch of The Lee Strand 550 – Comfort for Chemo Evening at the Dogs and getting ready to celebrate with their Lee Stand Milk are Declan Dowling, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium; Mikey Sheehy and Mary Fitzgerald, Comfort for Chemo Kerry; John O’Keeffe, Teresa Walker & Gearóid Linnane, Lee Strand.