Huge crowds for Ger Devereux Memorial walk
THE first Ger Devereux memorial walk was such a success that it may become an annual event.
The walk which took place on Sunday was organised by Ger’s brother Michael in memory of Ger whose second anniversary takes place this Sunday.
A native of Milehouse in Enniscorthy Ger died suddenly in September 2015 having suffered a heart attack.
Michael said he was delighted with the success of last Sunday’s walk. ‘It was a great success. We had over 120 people registered and there were others there on the day who didn’t register. The whole community of Milehouse and further afield came out in force to support us. It was great to see and it really pulled the community together.
‘Our target was to pay for an external defibrillator and training in the Milehouse area and also raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation. We haven’t tallied up all the money yet but the figures look good and we may even have enough for two defibrillators which would be fantastic.’
Two members of the Defence Forces whom Ger served with also took part in the memorial walk travelling to Enniscorthy from the Curragh and they made a sizable donation to the cause.
‘People were really happy with the event and there was talk of making it an annual event which we will look at in the coming weeks. If it did become an annual event we would aim to raise enough money to put defibrillators in various areas of the town.’
It is still possible to donate to the event by logging onto www. justgiving.com/michael-devereux2 or by calling Michael on 0872927138.
Tina Dunbar, Nicola Bury, Angela Murphy and Noreen Stedman.
Cora and Dion Cahill, Louise O’Connor, Liz Brooks, Dee O’Leary, Annette Fenlon and Evelyn Fenlon.