Roche Emmets walkathon raises over €8k for North Louth Hospice

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Recently the Roche Emmets Ladies hosted a fundraiser in aid of the North Louth Hospice at the beginning of September.

Recently the Roche Emmets Ladies hosted a fundraiser in aid of the North Louth Hospice at the beginning of September.

The walkathon was organised by the club in memory of Úna Begley to raise much needed and very important funds for the hospice.

Supporters were out in force on the day and a whopping €8069.49 was raised on the day.

For almost ten years Úna was an active member of the club, in which her 5 children are still greatly involved in.

“Úna was both a dedicated supporter and one of the founders of the Roche Emmet’s Ladies club,” said Úna’s daughter Fionnula Begley.

“From the success of the event it is evident that Úna’s efforts and commitment to the community were greatly appreciated.

“As the sun shone down, walkers marched around the football field while at the same time contributions were being counted in the thousands.”

The walkathon lasted nearly three hours and while family and friends walked continuously around the football field everyone showed their support by donating what they could to the cause.

A great day was had by all who attended with organised activities such as games and sports, sponge throw, face painting, loom bands, BBQ, cake sale, tea and coffee, music and Disney characters to entertain the crowds while the walk was in action.

“A huge thank you to all who supported and donated to the fundraiser in anyway,” said Fionnula.

“Also a word of thanks to those who planned, organised and helped out with the event, their hard work did not go unnoticed.”

The North Louth Hospice is a charity organisation formed in 1992 that supports patients diagnosed with cancer and their families in numerous ways throughout their time of illness.

For further details visit their web site at www.northlouthhospice.ie or call 042-9328533.