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Declan with his three sisters presenting the cheque to NIKRF

Once again the Fund has benefited greatly from the effort and dedication of runners who cared enough to give up their spare time to train for and run in the Belfast Marathon in aid of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund.

In May of this year a valient group of runners formed two relay teams; one consisting of Declan Currie and his three sisters (Sinead Gilmore, Maura Foy and Finnoulla Saunders) together with Stephen Gilmore; and a second made up of Michael Gilmore, Ryan O’Hagan and Tony McMahon.

In addition to the two relay teams two individual runners, Eric Glanville and Carol-Ann Saunders completed the full Marathon.

The efforts of all these intrepid runners raised the grand total of £2295 in aid of the Fund through sponsorship from family, friends and work colleagues. Our grateful thanks go to all for their most generous support.

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Martina & Paddy presenting cheque to NIKRF

Another marathon success was by Paddy Nugent whose wife Martina is a kidney patient. Paddy and Martina raised £950. The Bank of Ireland Group boosted this by £400 from their "Give Together Initiative".