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Memorial Walk for Co Tyrone woman raises over £31k for charity

Pictured members of the Kelly and Meenagh family with Principals of St Teresa's PS Loughmacrory Mairead Sweeney and Orla Meenagh, St Brigid's Mountfield who received �2000 each from the charity walk.

Pictured members of the Kelly and Meenagh family with Principals of St Teresa's PS Loughmacrory Mairead Sweeney and Orla Meenagh, St Brigid's Mountfield who received �2000 each from the charity walk.

  • by Sheena McStravick
 

A 5 mile walk held in memory of the late Sandra Kelly who hailed from Loughmacrory has raised £31,097 for a local cancer charity.

Sandra passed away in July 2013 and her family decided to mark what would have been Sandra’s 50th Birthday in April by raising money for a charity who contributes so much the local community.

Between 500 and 600 people took part in the walk between Sandra’s former school St Brigid’s, Mountfield and St Teresa’s, Loughmacrory where Sandra’s four children attended.

Sandra’s husband Cathal, who has family residing in the East Tyrone area wants to express his sincere thanks to everyone who gave so generously to the charity and took part in the walk.

Cathal told the TIMES: “It is impossible to thank everyone individually, the family would like to thank all the people who made the day an event to celebrate Sandra’s 50th Birthday.

“A big word of thanks to all those who donated so generously and collected to raise this fantastic amount for Termonmaguric Cancer Patients Comfort Fund.

“Money was donated from as far and wide as Australia and America.

“But none of this would have been possible without the support and help of all those who helped out on the day.”

Cathal continued: “It is all for a great cause, Termonmaguric Cancer Patients Comfort Fund offer such great support to those throughout the area who are sick with cancer.

“We have seen just how much they do first hand and it is an honour to make a donation in Sandra’s memory.”

He added: “We also felt that it was important to make a donation to both primary schools, as there would not be communities without these schools.”

 
 
 

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