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Susie Long Hospice Fund volunteers make a giant leap for Dublin Marathon campaign

The Susie Long Hospice Fund recently launched a fundraising campaign for the 2009 Dublin City Marathon. The Fund aims to recruit at least 20 participants to run, jog or walk the Dublin Marathon, which takes place on Monday, 26 October, and to raise €2,000.00 each in sponsorship.

In return, participants who undertake the challenge will receive complimentary gym membership from the Ormonde Leisure Club, as well as a sponsorship pack, training schedule, their entry to the marathon and transport to and from Dublin for the marathon.

Further information is available from John Eustace on 087 0609271 or Tommy Roche on 087 2070737.


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Pictured with Sonya Lanigan, Chairperson of the Susie Long Hospice Fund, at the launch of the Fund’s campaign for the 2009 Dublin City Marathon were marathon participants Evelyn O’Brien, Sarah Cunningham, Eadaoin Walsh, Des Doyle, Bridget O’Gorman and Etaoin Holahan.

The Susie Long Hospice Fund is calling for participants in the Dublin Marathon to consider taking part on behalf of the Fund, and raising vital funds to build a hospice for Kilkenny and Carlow.



Photograph by Eoin Hennessy ©

This is a great opportunity to get fit, to set yourself a challenge and to raise vital funds to help to build a hospice for the people of Kilkenny and Carlow. The number of participants who have signed up for the challenge is ever-increasing, so we are hoping that we can meet, and even exceed our target of 20 participants.

For those who are already in training for the marathon, we would ask that they consider doing it in aid of the Susie Long Hospice Fund. For those just starting out, we welcome anyone willing to take part by walking the marathon. The main thing is to get involved and help us to reach our fundraising target. Every cent that participants raise will go directly to the Susie Long Hospice Fund. It's for all of us.

If you would like your link (as below) or any marathon fundraising initiatives displayed on this site, please contact the with your details


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