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Thursday 16 August 2018

Team of six walking from Kilcoole to Galway for Pieta and Feileacain

Six young men from Kilcoole set off for Galway City last Monday to 'Walk for Life' in aid of Pieta House and Feileacain.

Pieta House is a suicide support service, while Feileacain is the Stillbirth and Neonatal death association of Ireland.

The idea was conceived by Aaron Lennon after he lost his baby son Alex at 20 weeks. The group was delighted that Kilcoole Thrift Shop kicked off their fundraising efforts with a donation of €1,000.

'Both of these charities do a huge amount of work with clients that have been affected by awful suddenness of death and we are delighted to do this walk to raise funds,' said Aaron.

After months of training, the men started at Kilcoole Beach, making their way over the Sally Gap to Blessington. They are determined to walk a straight line to Galway and hope to reach their destination by Saturday, August 4.

There is a fundraising page at idonate.ie/WOL18.

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