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Sunday 21 July 2019

Dublin's Night Run will raise funds for Sean Cox Trust

Martina Cox with Alan Quinlan and Eoin Conroy, representing the run organiser
Martina Cox with Alan Quinlan and Eoin Conroy, representing the run organiser

The trust set up to raise funds in aid of Seán Cox has been announced as the official charity partner of the 2019 Night Run, which gives runners the opportunity to run through Dublin's streets after dark.

Seán himself participated in last year's event, just days before he sustained serious life-altering injuries in an unprovoked attack before the champions league semi-final in Liverpool.

Five euros from each entry will be donated directly to 'Support Seán', the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust which aims to ensure the best possible care is accessible to Seán in his rehabilitation process.

The announcement of the new partnership was made at Seán's local GAA Club, St. Peter's, Dunboyne, where his wife Martina and children Shauna, Jack and Emma were joined by former Ireland Rugby international and lifelong Liverpool FC fan, Alan Quinlan, who is supporting the partnership by running in this year's race.

Martina said: 'We have been overwhelmed by the compassion shown to the Support Seán campaign and are extremely grateful to all those who have contributed in a number of different ways. While this is a very difficult time for us all, the enormous goodwill of Seán's family, friends, supporters and the general public has helped him make small but encouraging steps in his recovery.'

'Running was always a passion of Seán's and I have no doubt if events of last year had have been different, he would be joining the thousands of runners who are taking part in the Night Run this April.'

Over the past number of months, Seán has made small but crucial steps on a long and difficult road to recovery. Further fundraising initiatives are scheduled to take place over the coming months as Seán's family and friends continue their tireless work to ensure the best available care is afforded to him.

Night Run 2019 takes place on April 28 and runners can register at www.nightrun.ie

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