Huge crowds for Ger Dev­ereux Memo­rial walk

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

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.

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