Newry locals take on Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run

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Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Over 350 people got absolutely boggin’ on Sunday 8th October at Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run in Castlewellan Forest Park.

The muddy 5K charity run, which was sponsored by local community supermarkets EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA, was the biggest yet, with hundreds of Bog Runners from across Northern Ireland getting mucked to the eyeballs in support of local children affected by cancer.

 

 

Participants faced various muddy obstacles around the course, including ditches and tunnels before diving in to the Bog Run’s very own ‘hot tub’ at the finish line.

And this year for the first time, Bog Runners were given a brand new shiny medal to reward them for beating the bog.

Funds raised from the event will support local families living with a cancer diagnosis in Northern Ireland.

 

 

Every week in Northern Ireland another three children, teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Fund for Children offers practical, emotional and financial support as well as free short therapeutic breaks to local families whose lives have been affected by the illness.

The charity’s Campaigns and Events Officer, Amanda Steele said, “We are delighted that so many people turned out to have some good old muddy fun. Everyone jumped in to the Bog with both feet, and really gave it their all.

 

 

“It was a fantastic day out for all the family. What’s even more important is that lots of money was raised to support local children and young people with cancer. Funds raised will enable our team of experienced Specialists to help even more families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives,” she added.

To find out more about Cancer Fund for Children, go to www.cancerfundforchildren.com .


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