Niamh Keegan

Manchester for Malachy

Fundraising for Children’s Health Foundation
raised of £700 target
by 50 supporters
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Event: Adidas Manchester Marathon 2023, on 16 April 2023
In memory of Malachy O'connor
We raise vital funds to Support Sick Children in CHI Hospitals


Baby Malachy was born to my cousin Ruaidhri and his lovely wife Siobhan in February 2022. He faced profound medical issues from birth, spending more than half his life in Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin. 

Sadly, brave baby Malachy would pass away on April 29th 2022, aged just 11 weeks old. 

During his short life, Ruaidhri and Siobhan (& Malachy’s big brother, Turlough) were blown away by the levels of care and support they received from the doctors and nurses, physiotherapists and other staff within the Children’s Heart Unit & Paediatric ICU within Crumlin Hospital. 

My cousin Ruaidhri has already completed the amazing achievement of running the Dublin Marathon in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital and now myself and my partner James would like to do the same. 

We are running the Manchester Marathon on April 16th in aid of families like my cousin’s and babies like Malachy. This is my first marathon (James’ second!) and any support is greatly appreciated for this fantastic cause. 

About the charity

Children’s Health Foundation raises vital funds to support sick children and their families in CHI hospitals and urgent care centres – from funding vital life-saving equipment and providing essential patient and parental supports to making ground-breaking, paediatric research possible.

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