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Saturday 16 November 2019

Park walk in aid of Motor Neurone Ireland raises €3,200

Members of the Murtagh family and attendees at the walk at John F Kennedy Arboretum
Members of the Murtagh family and attendees at the walk at John F Kennedy Arboretum

David Looby

More than 150 people attended a walk in aid of Motor Neurone Ireland at John F Kennedy Arboretum.

Organised by Jacqueline Kehoe, whose father James Murtagh from Barntown suffers from the condition, the event was a huge success, raising €3,200 for Motor Neurone Ireland.

A crowd gathered at the cafe before setting off on a 3km walk around the grounds of the park on a beautiful Sunday morning in late September.

Jacqueline said she wanted to do something for Motor Neurone Ireland whose staff have been supportive of her father and the family.

Jacqueline said: 'My Dad was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in January 2018. I had great support on the day of the walk and spoke to lots of people who have family members affected by the condition.'

She said the day couldn't have gone better with everyone catching up for a coffee or tea afterwards in the park cafe.

'The weather was fantastic and everyone really enjoyed it so I'm gong to make this an annual event.'

Jacqueline, who lives in Gusserane, said it was an emotional day for not only her, adding that she was delighted she organised it. 'I couldn't believe the support that's out there for people suffering from Motor neurone disease.'

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