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Saturday 30 August 2014

Repatriation trust stages cliffs walk in memory of man who died in Australia

Published 25/05/2014 | 02:30

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A WALK across the highest sea cliffs in Europe is being staged in memory of an Irishman who died in Australia.

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The charity event has been organised by the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, which helps families who have lost love ones tragically abroad. The group has helped repatriate many people from Australia, the States, Europe and further afield to their families in Ireland.

A spokesperson said: "The fund is sustained by fundraisers and donations because sadly with so many young people away from home, tragedy will happen."

The charity walk across Slieve League in Donegal takes place on Sunday, June 1, in memory of Jamesie Maloney of Carrick, Donegal and Perth, Australia.

For information about the event and the work of the trust visit www.kevinbellrepatriationtrust.com or email jamesiemaloneywalk@gmail.com.

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The competition is wide open with an impressive €80,000 prize fund on offer.

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