The boys are back in town to raise funds for Newry Hospice

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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Two lifelong friends who first found themselves in the city of London some forty years ago will be back in town next April to participate in the world famous London Marathon.
Pictured at BoyleSports Office Mill Street Newry Mayor Naomi Bailie, Aoife Heffron of BoyleSports,Anne Mac Oscar Regional Marketing Officer with the Southern Area Hospice, Pat Mc Ginn & Lawrence Mc Cabe

Pictured at Boyle Sports Office in Mill Street Newry: Chairperson Naomi Bailie, Aoife Heffron of Boyle Sports, Anne MacOscar Regional Marketing Officer with the Southern Area Hospice, Pat McGinn and Lawrence McCabe

Lawrence McCabe and Pat McGinn have undertaken the daunting 26 miles and 385 yards challenge to raise funds for the Southern Area Hospice. The two well known men have a fundraising target of £4000 and this week Mayor Naomi Bailie and Aoife Heffron of Boyle Sports and Anne MacOscar, Regional Marketing Officer with the Southern Area Hospice joined with them to launch their fund raising campaign. Speaking to Newry Times, Lawrence explained, “Myself and Pat are raising money for the Southern Area Hospice in memory of in particular my dad Dermot who passed away some years ago and had availed of the services provided by the Hospice facility in Newry. “These services have touched many amongst both our families and friends and we are blessed for the facility and all associated with it. We would like to thank Mayor Naoimi, our friend John Boyle and all at Boyle Sports for their support which has helped kick start our fundraising and will give us motivation to start training.” His running partner Pat added, “It is unbelievable that forty years water has run under the bridge since we first went to London to work. We both are looking forward to returning there, ‘the boys’ will truly be back in town, and it is a novel way to raise funds for the Southern Area Hospice. He added, “Our running this marathon is also witness to their commitment and dedication and an act of solidarity for those currently coping with and fighting cancer and all life threatening illnesses. We have organised various fundraising events and hope that people will be able to support us.”
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