May 23, 2024

Letterkenny runner Margaret Coyle has as soon as once more demonstrated her ardour for charity by finishing the Donegal Half Marathon in assist of the Donegal department of MS Eire.

Margaret crossed the end line final Sunday in a good time of two:19:43.

Her achievements had been matched by her fundraising success, as she raised a formidable €1,650 for a charity near her coronary heart.

Margaret made the choice to run for the MS Eire after her good friend Mary Devlin’s granddaughter, Sophia, was identified with MS final yr. She out fundraising with the intention of accumulating a couple of hundred euros. To her amazement, the response from the group was overwhelming, and she or he managed to boost a staggering €1,650.

“Folks have at all times been so sort and supportive to me with my fundraising efforts for others,” Margaret mentioned.

Margaret fortunately handed over the cheque this week to Clement Clarke on the Donegal department of MS Eire. They had been delighted to be joined by Sophia for the presentation.

Margaret Coyle doind the Donegal Half Marathon on Sunday final. Picture: North West Newspix

When requested why she loves working a lot, Margaret mentioned:  “Six years in the past I might hardly run out of your means, I used to be so obese. I joined Sofa to 5k and that was the turning level in my life. I used to be over 16 stone, identified as a diabetic, a smoker and so depressed to the purpose I couldn’t see a means out. The day I discovered working, my life modified for the higher. I’m now in a a lot happier place, right down to 12 stone, practically 7 years off the cigarettes and positively main the happiest life ever.

“All that is additionally right down to the good help of so many nice buddies I’ve met alongside the best way, they walked into my life simply on the proper time in my life, I’ll proceed serving to others so long as I can and can preserve working one foot in entrance of the opposite, huge because of everybody for making this half marathon so successful for Donegal department of MS.”



Superb Margaret’s half-marathon run raises €1,650 for MS helps was final modified: September 2nd, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin