Family Fun Days highlight fantastic fundraising weekend

FAMILY Fun Days on Saturday and Sunday afternoon are just two of many highlights of a mammoth fundraising weekend taking place this Saturday and Sunday in the Tullamore Court Hotel in aid of the Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund.

FAMILY Fun Days on Saturday and Sunday afternoon are just two of many highlights of a mammoth fundraising weekend taking place this Saturday and Sunday in the Tullamore Court Hotel in aid of the Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund.

On Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm the children’s entertainment features Face Painting, an Entertainer from Stage Craft Ireland and two live magic shows. For adults in the Lobby Area of the hotel amongst other attractions will be Angel Cards with Wendy Turley, Amatsu Massage, Beauty and Nail Therapy and Japanese Foods and Japanese Arts and Crafts.

On Sunday from 12pm to 4pm the Children’s Entertainment features Face Painting, Children’s Disco, Easter Egg Hunt, Party Games and GAA Target Games with top GAA Inter-County Stars including Eddie Brennan, Niall McNamee, Shane Dooley and Dermot Earley.

The proceedings get underway on Saturday morning with an Official Japanese and Irish Welcoming Ceremony at 11am on Saturday morning including high ranking officials from the Japanese Embassy.

Throughout Saturday afternoon there will be music in the Tullamore Court Hotel Bar featuring Tony Devine & Pacco, Paul Skelton and Karen Martin, Brendan Keely and Alan Lawlor.

On Saturday night there will be a Fundraising Concert from 8.30pm to 1am.

Another true highlight of the weekend is the eagerly anticipated International Martial Arts Seminar. While Tullamore has had individual martial arts clubs welcome some distinguished guests over the years, never has the town or Ireland seen a gathering of High Ranking Instructors from so many different Martial Arts come together.

Six different master grades from five different martial arts will be present, along with senior instructors from five others with the lowest graded instructor being a current World Champion.

Olympic and professional boxers will now also join Martial Artists in Raising Funds for the Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund. Former Olympian and European Boxing Champion Paul Griffin along with professional boxers from The Brian Peters Boxing camp will coach at the seminar.

The Committee members of martial Arts Tsunami Support were busy last weekend in Tullamore raising funds and awareness for the upcoming Martial Arts Seminar and family weekend in the Tullamore Court hotel.

On Saturday last local martial artists set up a in the Bridge Centre, Tullamore displaying their different skills. It was a successful day raising €325 and local people were amazed by the different techniques shown. On Sunday the local football team CK Utd had a charity football match during the day and a leg wax and head shave that evening in DeBruns, Tullamore raising €359.

For further details on any of the events and for ticket information contact the Tullamore Court Hotel or log on to www.matstullamore.org.