Verolme dockyard workers in Cork take part in a charity run in aid of the Cork Polio Association.

14 dockyard workers began their 500 mile run through the four provinces of Ireland at the Cork dockyard. This is the fourth year that the Verolme workers have campaigned to raise money for the Cork Polio Association.

Since 1957, the Cork Polio Association has been contending with the aftermath of the epidemic in the city. The association also provides residential care at centres like the one at Hollyhill. The association has plans to expand the service throughout the county. Money raised from the charity run will go towards funding this project.

John Bermingham, Chief Executive of the Cork Polio Association, explains the move from institutional care to care in housing residential units within the community.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 September 1981. The reporter is Tom MacSweeney.