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.