July 14, 2024

A complete of 18 Letterkenny Athletic Membership runners who will compete in marathons in Eire and Germany on Sunday, October twenty ninth, have chosen the Irish Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation as their benefitting charity.

Fourteen Letterkenny AC members will participate within the Irish Life Dublin Metropolis Marathon, whereas 4 are set to race the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon.

Letterkenny AC Chairman, Raymond Birch, who might be in the beginning line in Frankfurt, stated the membership is all the time eager to boost funds for worthy charities by the participation of its members in marathons.

“Down the years, Letterkenny AC has helped increase funds for native households, neighborhood teams, voluntary organisations and charities. Elevating consciousness is one other factor we attempt to assist with,” he stated.

“Final yr, we chosen the Irish Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation as our benefitting charity and raised €3,245 by the participation of ten of our members in Dublin. Individuals have been extraordinarily beneficiant and as a membership in the neighborhood, we really feel it’s necessary that we do our bit to assist these much less lucky and most in want.

“We all know quite a few individuals intently related with Letterkenny AC who’re dwelling with Motor Neurone Illness, and that is our approach of serving to them and the work of the Irish Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation,” the membership chairman added.

Based on the Irish Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation, 22 persons are presently dwelling with Motor Neurone Illness in Donegal.

Newest figures additionally present that there are 400 individuals in Eire dwelling with the situation.

“We’ve arrange a GoFundMe web page once more this yr for our trigger and I’d prefer to thank Darren Value for his work in getting all that sorted. All donations might be a lot appreciated,” the chairman stated.

The Letterkenny AC runners who will compete within the Irish Life Dublin Metropolis Marathon are Annmarie McGlynn, Paddy Friel, Kevin Ferry, Adrian Callaghan, Stevie Shields, Gary Kearns, Mark McFadden, Derek Campbell, Chris McMenamin, Pat Brady, Odhrán McGowan, Garrett Doherty, Martin O’Donnell and Ciaran O’Donnell, whereas these travelling to Frankfurt are Ciaran McMonagle, Raymond Birch, Kevin McGee and Eamon O’Boyle.

To make a donation, comply with the hyperlink: https://gofund.me/048df5f5

A marathon effort by Letterkenny runners for Irish Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation was final modified: October 4th, 2023 by Employees Author