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Ruadhán and Eva’s fundraiser

A dedicated duo, who so far have raised several thousands of pounds to say thank you to the Macmillan Cancer Support nurses caring for their grandmother, have thanked everyone for their generosity. Seven-year-old Ruadhán McGuigan, from Dundrum and his cousin Eva Williams (10), who lives in Bangor, ran a mile each and every day through April as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to the charity, and in particular its nurse, Linda Bell, who continues to be such a support to their nanny, local lady Angela McShane, and the entire family circle. This is the third consecutive year that this dynamic duo has completed a ‘mile a day’ challenge, with both the Air Ambulance NI and the Cancer Fund for Children being the previous benefactors. Ruadhán’s mum Claire said the family are very proud of what the cousins have achieved in terms of their charity challenges, and also put on record their gratitude to everyone who has donated online. So far, a fantastic £2,381 has been contributed via the HYPERLINK “ fundraising/clairemcshane1” ising/claire-mcshane1 link and Ruadhán and Eva are so appreciative of everyone’s kindness. Claire explained that the pair were so committed to completing this year’s challenge that her son was out running each day while the family spent the Easter holidays in France, while Eva often got up and ran before heading off to school. They ran every day, despite taking part in other activities most evenings, and were often supported by their siblings, cousins, aunties and uncles and on one occasion Ruadhán was even support by his P3 classmates from Sacred Heart Primary School. “We are very proud of their achievements,” said Claire, adding that the duo “make us all proud each and every day.” “They just wanted to raise whatever they could for the nurses who do such a fantastic job, in particular Linda Bell who is caring for their amazing nanny.” It’s still not too late to support the fundraiser – the page will remain active for a few more days.

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