Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim 2011 Event:Galway Bay Swim
Date: 20-08-2011

Bay Swim 2011

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My Personal Message

Hi There,

The Galway Bay Swim is taking place this year on August 20th at 9.30am. A bit earlier than usual this year, so we should be done by lunchtime! This year the swim will have not one, not two but three Thornton kids taking part! Claire, Fiona and and I will be swimming the 13km from Aughinish in Clare to Blackrock Tower in Salthill, Galway in memory of our mum, Frances, who was pivitol in ressurecting the swim in 2006.
We will be swimming along with 28 other swimmers this year! That means that we'll have over 30 swimmers, 30 boats, 60 odd crewmembers and a (charity) bucket load of supporters cheering us on from both Clare and Galway. This requires a huge effort by everyone involved. Please do your part in helping by supporting us in our very worthy cause!

Please read a few words about the charity that I have chosen to support below. You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Thanks for visiting the personal fundraising page of the Thorntons!

Kevin, Fiona and Clare

Cancer Care West

Cancer Care West is a not for profit West of Ireland registered charity (CHY11260) dedicated to supporting those whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis.  Our aim is to enhance patient support and well being and to provide assistance to cancer patients and their families during and after their treatment.

We aim to provide a holistic service that complements medical treatment through the provision of residential accommodation and support services.  Cancer Care West also provides cancer awareness and educational programmes and undertakes research on patient care.

Cancer Care West’s Residential facility is located at Inis Aoibhinn, on the grounds of University Hospital Galway.  Our Support Centre is based at Seamus Quirke Road, a short walk from the hospital and Galway City.  

Cancer Care West provides support to cancer patients and their families from all over the West of Ireland including counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Letirim, Limerick, Mayo, North Tipperary, Roscommon and Sligo.

All of Cancer Care West's services are provided at no cost to patients and their families and we rely heavily on charitable fundraising and donations to meet the cost of these services.


My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Jonathan Ward 27-08-2011 Donation €10.00 Fair play to all who swam for this great cause!! Some acheivement!!
Anonymous 26-08-2011 Donation €50.00 well done to the Thornton trio and everyone involved! WHAT A FEAT. great photos in tribune. Paula
Martin Kenirons 26-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Well done Guys. A really great event.
eddie molloy 24-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Congrats Kev great job by all!
Anonymous 24-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Go Team Thornton! Next year I'll be there with a banner...
Anonymous 23-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Good effort
Eleanor Phillips 23-08-2011 Donation €25.00 Well done guys!!
Joanne Campbell 23-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Congrats to all involved!!
Aisling de Paor 23-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Well done Kev on another great achievement, for a great cause!
Brian Thornton 23-08-2011 Donation €150.00 cop on dont be worrying you're father like that again xxxx
Anonymous 22-08-2011 Donation €30.00 Congrats to all the Thorntons. Huge achievement:)
Brenda Harrington 21-08-2011 Donation €150.00 Brilliant! Well done all
Eavan Griffin 20-08-2011 Donation €30.00 Congrats on yer fantastic achievements
Anonymous 20-08-2011 Donation €100.00 Thinking of you all today. Your Mom would be so proud! Carrie
Anonymous 20-08-2011 Donation €100.00 Huge Congrats to the Thorntons and all the swimmers today! Well done!
Aisling Campbell 20-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Well done guys, Kevin you're some man for one man!!...
Laura Murphy 19-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Best of luck!
Michelle Kirrane 19-08-2011 Donation €30.00 Best of luck to all of you, and especially to the first timers! Very proud of great Galwegians!
Pat & Marian Crehan 19-08-2011 Donation €100.00 Best of luck to you all !
Eoghan Kenny 19-08-2011 Donation €75.00 Best of luck cousins I hope you get a calm day for it! My money is on Claire to win!
Laura Larkin 18-08-2011 Donation €30.00 Good luck to the three of you! Sorry I can't be there to welcome you all in :)
Anonymous 18-08-2011 Donation €100.00 Best of luck to the Thorntinos!
Ruth Heavey 18-08-2011 Donation €25.00 Well done Kevin & all the swimmers, a worthy cause!
louise jane roche 17-08-2011 Donation €25.00 Good luck to all involved such a great cause, your a great bitta stuff Kevin!
Rois Meade 17-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Go go gadget thorntons!!!!
Steven Griffin 17-08-2011 Donation €22.00 Best of luck guys and girls
Stephen Cooke 17-08-2011 Donation €75.00 Fair play to the Thorntons!
Lyndsey Phelan 16-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Kev, Cancer Care West has "Superman" on their side;-)
Annabel Brody 16-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Best of luck to all the swimmers!
Ann O'Keeffe 15-08-2011 Donation €30.00 There's no like button for Ed's comment?! All the best for Saturday!
Anonymous 13-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Best of luck guys and well done again!
Ed McDonagh 13-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Good luck Thorntinos! Well done Claire and Fiona, you'll both fly it! Kev, do a marathon too ok.
Mike Heffernan 13-08-2011 Donation €100.00 It's your turn Brine... Best of luck guys
Emma Griffin 13-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Best of luck Kevin, Fiona,Clare and all the other swimmers! Xxx
Gary Beatty 12-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Good luck to everyone especially the newbies :)
Anonymous 12-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Good luck guys!
Grainne Noonan 12-08-2011 Donation €25.00 Best of Luck all.x
Susan Folan 12-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Adh mór agus maith sibh.
Mark O'Malley 12-08-2011 Donation €22.00 Best of luck to all involved
Alan Crehan 12-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Good luck guys!
Anonymous 12-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Your Mum would be so proud of you all.
Andy McDonald 12-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Fair play Kev T!
Anonymous 10-08-2011 Donation €100.00 Best of luck Fiona.
Aoife Smyth 10-08-2011 Donation €20.00 Best of luck girls :) I'll see can I get some more out of the Smyths for a very good cause!
Emma Staunton 10-08-2011 Donation €10.00 Good Luck Fiona!See you at black rock later :)