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Rob O’Brien started running marathons for charity around the world, since his own recovery from a brain tumour. His next marathon in May, the Vietnam Jungle Marathon, will be his seventeenth and his final one.

In that time Rob has raised money for dozens of charities from cancer research to hospitals. All his runs are self-funded, and the all the money raised goes directly to the charity.

This year he has selected The Rainbow Club, to benefit from his fundraising work. The club is a Cork based charity for children with autism and their families, which provides much needed support and facilities through the work of 32 unpaid volunteers.

In his teens Rob played guitar with the now legendary(ish) Zozzimus, who have reformed to support his last fund raising marathon. In all five band will perform Saturday April 7, starting with new band, The Deltas, jazz and dance band, Sway; the Vipers Blues Band with Karl Long and son, and the well-established Dr Dec and the Side Effects.

Rob will also join Zozzimus on stage for a set of 1970s and 80s rock.

It will be a laugh, with some seriously impressive performers and bands on stage. It’s a great cause, and a great evening out for gangs of friends: Get your class mates going!

Tickets of €10 (which for five serious, gigging bands is a pretty good deal) will be available on the door upstairs in the Commodore. The first band is on stage at 8.00pm.

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