On Saturday, September 26 a large group of people assembled at Coalisland Heritage Centre for a charity walk.
This walk had been organised by staff of the DARD Veterinary office in Dungannon, in memory of their colleague Polly Dilworth, who had died a year previously.
In addition the event was a fund raiser for the charity “Marie Curie Cancer Care”.
The majority of the walkers were taken by Euro Coach (who donated their services free of charge ) from “The Heritage Centre” to “The Point”, Derrytresk for the return walk along the Coalisland Canal towpath.
The less adventurous walkers, or those with small children, walked from the Coalisland out to the Moor Road and back again.
There was a great atmosphere during the whole occasion and this was helped by a beautiful sunny day.
In addition a number of members of Polly’s immediate family were present to take part in the walk , along with members of the extended Dilworth family.
On arrival back at the Heritage Centre the walkers were treated to a beautiful buffet lunch. There was a great buzz of conversation with many friends of Polly recalling her quick wit and many other great qualities. There were also many former friends and colleagues of Polly who were able to meet up with old friends.
Many folk also took the opportunity to speak to Polly’s husband and her children who were able to be present. In summary the walk was a great success and the number of people attending was a real tribute to the esteem in which Polly was held.
In addition, to date, a total of over £4,300 was raised for Marie Curie.