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Wicklow Way for Charity - A Big Thanks to all!
« on: July 23, 2008, 08:44:41 PM »
Following the demise of our old forum I have to post this again...

A very close friend of mine Darren O Beirne, (darrenobeirne on the old forum, and sure to rejoin this new one), sadly lost his wife Sharon to a brave battle with cancer (Melanoma) back in February.  Sharon's dad Peter and Darren came up with an idea of walking the entire length of the Wicklow Way (132kms) in her honour to raise funds for Melanoma Awareness, a charity they are trying to get set up.  It is still under the wing of the Irish Cancer Society, but there is no actual charity for Melanoma Awareness.

I am doing the entire five day hike with Darren, Peter and some of their family and friends and have been in training for it for the last five months for this important event.

What really makes this so sad is that Darren and Sharon only go married on 21st June last year, Sharon passed away on 2nd February this year.  I was best man for them when they got married (as was Darren for me when I got married 11 years ago), so it is equally important for me to raise as much as I can for this charity as it is for Darren and Sharon's family.  They have other means of raising funds too, but seeing that Darren is a member on here and he is one of our own, I thought it would be a good idea to raise funds thru T2i too. 

Everybody has been touched by this killer disease in some way or another in their lives at some stage, so I would like to ask you guys to find it in your hearts to give as much as you can, however big or small, towards this worthy cause.

You can send me a donation by paypal by logging on to Paypal, logging in as a user and sending a payment to me at my e-mail address of cosgrave.gordon@gmail.com, or PM me for my address and you can send cheque or Postal Order.

Thanks, Flash!!!  ;)
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Re: I'm walking the entire Wicklow Way for Charity
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 08:51:52 PM »
Donations received from:

Roger
Darren (Sunflower)
The Legendary Knightlys
Louie
Caddy and Nikki and Hayley
Greg and Claire
Andrew Handrick
Brian Raftery
John Cunningham
David Dunne
Swanner
Michael - www.cosyclassics.ie
Trev
Liam and Val
Tony & Jacinta
Nick Clarke (The Green Puffin!)

Thanks so much - it means so much for Darren to see the support

Please, keep the donations coming!
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Re: I'm walking the entire Wicklow Way for Charity
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 10:50:52 PM »
C'mon guys and gals, please!  It is after all for one of our own.



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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - C'mon!!! - 3 Days to go!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 10:40:23 PM »
C'mon!!!


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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - C'mon!!! - Starting Wednesday 9am
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 09:48:11 PM »
Thanks so much for the donations so far.  I'm kicking off the walk on Wednesday @ 9am.  You can still donate anytime.......  ;)

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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - Starting Wednesday 9am
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 09:16:09 PM »
Good luck on the walk Gordon.

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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - Starting Wednesday 9am
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 03:38:02 PM »

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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - A Big Thanks to all!
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 04:49:58 PM »
Congratulations Gordon! Fair play to you.  :hurrah :hurrah :hurrah
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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - A Big Thanks to all!
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 04:40:13 PM »
Nice one Gordon.  Well done!

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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - A Big Thanks to all!
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 04:49:26 PM »
Well done Gordan, Fantastic Achievement.

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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - A Big Thanks to all!
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2008, 01:34:44 AM »
WELL DONE  Flash .

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Re: Wicklow Way for Charity - A Big Thanks to all!
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2008, 07:39:06 PM »
Nice one Gordon.  8)