Belfast City Marathon News - 2 Teams confirmed, 2/2/18
The Lough Moss Moss-keeters, comprising Ciaran Crossey, Patricia McKnight, Patricia Walsh, Helen Grant, Julia Tolan, Steven Wallace, Debbie Fraser, Michelle McDonald, Diane Bradley and Colette Boyle are running the Belfast City Marathon teams relay race in aid of Marie Curie, in the name of Team HILARY.
The Lough Moss Moss-keeters run together every week and attend park runs/races together regularly but this is their first marathon relay event together and they are hoping for your kind support! The team are running in aid of Marie Curie and, specifically, to raise funds to pay for a day's care at the Marie Curie Hospice Belfast. Ciaran's wife Hilary was cared for at the hospice during the last weeks of her life and you can read more about his aim to pay for a day's care below.
On behalf of all of all of the Lough Moss Moss-keeters thank you for your sponsorship and support!!!
[Sorry about the surname Diane, my poor handwriting!
Before the end of our first week, over £100 has been pledged/or paid in, CC, 6/2/18]
Our lovely Hilary was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in February 2017 and in July she was admitted to the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast where she stayed for 11 weeks until she passed away on 14th October.
In a time of such darkness, the team at the hospice were a great source of comfort to Hilary and to our family as a whole. The doctors, nurses, volunteers, chaplin, catering team, complementary therapists and cleaners all worked to ensure that Hilary's time at the hospice was as calm and comfortable as possible. We will be forever grateful for the expert, loving and patient care that she received every day.
In order to show our gratitude and to ensure that other families can benefit from such an invaluable service, we, Hilary’s family and friends, are undertaking to support the hospice by paying for 24 hours of vital care.
Together and individually we will be organising a number of fundraising events
and projects - as always we will be grateful for your support.
Thanks - Ciaran Crossey, on behalf of Hilary’s family and friends - Team Hilary, made up of me, with Nicola Crossey, Tiernan Kennedy, Pat Walsh and Deirdre Durston.
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