Irish Red Cross members taking part in the pushaton will push stretchers along the 1600 metre track for three hours to raise much-needed funds for its service. This family event will include face-painting, barbecue, bouncing castle and lots of other entertainment.
The Irish Red Cross was first established in Limerick in 1940 and now have eight branches locally. The Limerick branch operate a fleet of five fully-equipped road ambulances, two off-road ambulances, two minibuses, an operation support vehicle and a bike support unit.
With its tagline of ‘healing where it hurts”, the voluntary service devotes its time to providing a number of essential services including instruction in first aid at all levels from practical and occupational first aid to emergency medical technician, the provision of a transport service to the sick and elderly, first aid and ambulance cover at large public events and 24-hour backup to the statutory ambulance service in the event of a major emergency.
A stretcher pushaton will take place this Sunday August 24 at the University of Limerick running track from 12 to 6pm. All are welcome.