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Warrenpoint women get boggin’ for children with cancer

Nuala McAlinden and Bronagh McAlinden-Downey, from Warrenpoint got absolutely boggin’ at Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run in Castlewellan Forest Park recently.

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The mucky 5K charity run seen 250 Bog Runners from across Northern Ireland getting mucked to the eyeballs in support of children affected by cancer, and their families.

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, all in aid of a good cause.

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 Events Fundraiser, 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.

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october-2016“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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