Since the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year the fundraising efforts for charity by clubs the length and breadth of the country has been astounding and the clubs in our own county have not been shy about raising much-needed funds for wonderful charities.
Now we’re delighted to announce details of a fundraiser in aid of A Better Life for Livie, a beautiful 9-month-old girl from Kentstown who needs our help. Livie was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 at Easter.
This is a condition many of you will have heard of through the ‘Do it for Dan’ campaign which took place earlier this year.
Without any treatment, Livie’s condition would continue to deteriorate and it’s unlikely she would live past her 2nd birthday.
To get Livie to America for what is the worlds most expensive treatment, a total of €2 million needs to be raised.
11 GAA clubs have come together along with Rory’s Stories to undertake a Solo Challenge on Sunday, June 28 as we look to raise much-needed funds for Livie.
Leg 1 – 09.00 to 13.30 – Navan to Balrath via Wiggers Cross, Yellow Furze and Kentstown – with club members from the O’Mahonys, Simonstown, Rathkenny, and Seneschalstown GAA Clubs soloing in relays for a total of 24km.
Leg 2 – 09.00 to 13.30 – Piltown to Balrath via Beamore and Duleek – with St Colmcille’s, St Patrick’s, and Duleek/Bellewstown GAA Clubs soloing in relays also for a total of 24km.
Leg 3 – 14.30 to 19: 45 – Balrath to Garristown via Kilmoon Cross, Curraha and Ashbourne with Rory’s Stories accompanied along the route by Skryne, Curraha, Donaghmore/Ashbourne, and Garristown GAA Clubs soloing in relays for a total of 27 km.
We’re delighted to support this event along with Meath LGFA and are grateful to Meath Civil Defence and Ballymagarvey Village for their assistance on the day.
This is a wonderful example of the GAA community pulling together and to learn more about it and to donate please click on the below link.
** Please note that all Govt. regulations in relation to social distancing will be fully adhered to at all times during the relay. **
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