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Saturday 23 August 2014

Eoin going to great heights to raise funds for neuromuscular conditions

Published 01/05/2014 | 05:26

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ORGANISERS Ballyhoura Macra were delighted at the support of the Kildorrery Community last Easter Sunday for the coffee morning in aid of the Eoin Fenton Sky Dive.

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It took place at the Kildorrery Community Hall after Easter Sunday Mass. Members at the event were happy at the crowd that arrived to the hall, and the Macra crew were busy Easter bunnies for the few hours it was on.

"It was just as well that members had made plenty of sandwiches, baked cakes and had a lot of refreshments in preparation for the day," said PRO Aisling O'Driscoll.

"It was a great opportunity for friends, relatives and neighbours to have a catch up over tea and snacks."

Fourteen-year-old Eoin is taking on a sky-dive to raise funds and increase awareness of neuromuscular conditions.

Eoin, from Kildorrery is a second year student in the CBS Secondary in Mitchelstown, and is taking on a 30 second free fall sky dive and two minutes of gliding from the daunting height of 13,000 feet.

Eoin was born with the neuromuscular condition muscular, the collective name for a range of neuromuscular conditions which are characterised the progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles.

"Many thanks to all who came and supported us on the day. Many thanks also to those who prepared the hall the day before, made the snacks and especially those who gave up their Sunday morning to help the event run smoothly," added Aisling O'Driscoll.

Aisling said Ballyhoura Macra would also like to thank all those who donated and for those who wish to donate money to this fantastic cause - go onto our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ballyhouramacra for links to donate money. You can also donate money via this link: http://fundraise.mdi.ie/eoinskydive.

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