Soldiers to pull armoured vehicle through Kildare for Down Syndrome charity

Mowag run from Kildare to Naas

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Soldiers to pull armoured vehicle through Kildare for Down Syndrome charity

File photo of Mowag via Irish Defence Forces/Flickr

Irish Defence Forces members will pull a huge armoured vehicle through Kildare next week to raise money for the Midlands Branch of the Down Syndrome centre.

On Wednesday next, July 19, they will start a 52km trek on foot from Portlaoise. When they reach Kildare Village, they will start to haul a 16.5 ton armoured Mowag for the last 22km of their journey (via the old R445/R413 roads) towards Naas.

The troops will arrive into Joe Mallon Motors in Naas between 2pm and 3pm that day to complete the fundraising trek.

Donations are welcome at www.idonate.ie/dscmidlands.

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