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A Look at Mother’s Day Charity and Fundraising Events

Charity Fundraising for Mother’s day

For many people, mums are the heart and soul of a family, but sometimes we forget to say thank you for all the amazing things they do. With Mother’s Day approaching, we spoke to a number of charities holding events or campaigns that celebrate mums.

Action Cancer

Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity. It provides a variety of services such as digital breast screening, therapy services, M.O.T health checks and health promotion programmes. They don’t receive any government funding for the work they do, so all funding

Local participants preparing for the Action Cancer walk

Local participants preparing for the Action Cancer walk

comes from donations from the public.

Action Cancer’s Fundraising Events Officer, Arlene Creighton, is organising their Mother’s Day walk this year.

“The Mother’s Day walk is an annual event we hold in honour of mothers in the beautiful Hillsborough Forest park grounds. People take part in memory of lost mothers, with their children, as a celebration of beating cancer or just to enjoy a lovely walk whilst fundraising for a great cause. It’s 1.5 miles long and fairly gentle, so is suitable for everyone no matter their age and fitness level. Buggies are welcome too!

“At the end, every participant receives a goody bag provided by SuperValu  and mid-morning tea, coffee, scones and other treats, so it makes for a lovely day. For people who’ve lost someone close to them, it can be a very comforting event where you can meet other people in similar circumstances. Read more

Heart Conditions Shouldn’t Stop You Getting back in the Saddle

David Neeson, 67 from Kent doesn’t let his heart condition stop him from cycling and raising money to help others with the condition.

Father and Son Heart Attacks

David’s son Paul suffered a heart attack and had stents fitted in 2013. Being a keen cyclist, David used his passion for a good cause. “I did my first sportive in the New Forrest in 2013 in aid of the BHF after my son had his heart attack. I did this through the just giving site and raised over £800.”

David with his wife Jennifer, son Paul and daughter Andrea

Pictured above: David with his wife Jennifer, son Paul and daughter Andrea

With two more races lined up for 2014, including the famous Pari-Rouix, David unfortunately suffered his own heart attack in March 2014.

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