A groups of soldiers based in Galway raised over €2,000 for Galway Hospice with a grueling march that also finished their training.
Members of the the 165th Recruit platoon of 1 CN Cois Galway completed a 20km march in full kit.
This was the finale of their fifteen weeks of recruit training for the defence forces, and also raised a total of €2,004 to support this vital local service.
Galway Hospice is the main provider of palliative care in the city and county, through at home visits and in patient care at its Renmore facilities.
It is also heavily reliant on private donations to continue providing care for the most vulnerable people in society.
The money raised by the new soldiers of the Galway infantry battalion was recently presented to Amy Coy of the hospice team by LT Col Damien Murphy, COMDT Michael McGrath, SGT Gary Canavan, and PTE Shane Cummins.