Gerard Hurley’s 28-month-old 755kg Hereford charity bullock sold for €5,200 at Bandon Mart earlier this week.
The cancer survivor will donate the proceeds from the animal’s sale to Cork ARC Cancer Support House.
The Crowhill farmer, who is 69-years-old, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and has fully recovered.
Ahead of the sale, GAA commentator and columnist, Paudie Palmer, said:
“In the intervening years, he has thought about various ways of how he could show his appreciation for the excellent professional care that he received during his recovery journey.”
“Now, in a most generous act, Gerard has donated a 26-month-old Hereford bullock which will be auctioned next Monday, July 12th at 1:00 at Cork Co-Op Marts Bandon.”
“If anybody would like to add value to the amount that that will be generated at the auction, it would be greatly appreciated. A link to do same is available. https://bit.ly/corkarc-donate-bullock.”
Cork ARC Cancer Support House
“This most deserving charitable entity offers support for people with cancer and their families. Their services include physical therapies, professional counselling and practical information.
They aim to reduce the distressing impact that cancer can have. All their services are free of charge.
They offer support for people with cancer, family members or friends, families with children and healthcare professionals.
Services include managing thoughts and emotions, managing health, exercise and well-being, information and education.
“Services are made possible only through the support and generosity of you, the public,” it states on its website.
“We help people with cancer and their families. To build our future, we need your help.”
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