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Battle to honour Brady's promise well worth supporting

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Oliver Brady

Oliver Brady

Oliver Brady

The late Oliver Brady will find a fond perch in many minds as next week's Cheltenham Festival rumbles to life.

He finally lost a ten-year battle with cancer last year, thieving National Hunt of one of its best-loved characters. Brady (above)was told in 2003 that he had only six months to live. A diabetic, he underwent a quadruple bypass operation during the course of his subsequent health battles.

Before he died, Oliver made a promise to donate the first ever DNA Gene Sequencing machine in Ireland to the Mater Hospital to facilitate more efficient detection of cancerous blood cells.

The Shabra Charity Foundation is now working hard to honour Oliver's name by making good on that promise. There are two simple, texting options if you would like to donate.

To give €4, text Shabra to 50300. To give €2, text Oliver to 50300.

Do neither and the great man will surely have plenty to say when it's your turn to arrive at The Pearly Gates!

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