Lecale Coastal Walk For Angel Wishes

Three local people are setting out to walk the Lecale Coast on 28 May to raise money for Angel Wishes, a charity that provides treats to children fighting cancer.

Set up in memory of Helen and Brian Kerr, the charity helps children from across Northern Ireland who have been diagnosed with a cancer related illness. Children undergoing treatment and their families are given some relief from their day-to-day battle in the form of support, a gift or a special day out.

Louise Rooney, Ronald McCormick and Isabel Kelly all set for their 25-mile walk for Angel Wishes.

Local organiser Isabel Kelly said: “It’s a much needed and appreciated lift for families facing an uphill struggle through often extended bouts of treatment, illness and uncertainty, creating smiles and memorable moments that can be treasured forever.

“Few families think they will ever have to go through the trauma and upset of their child receiving the diagnosis of a cancer-related condition, but cancer is indiscriminate and can come without warning, throwing families into upheaval and affecting every part of life.

“Having seen the great work that Angel Wishes do, myself, Ronald McCormick and Louise Rooney have decided to support their work by completing an extended walk around the Lecale Coast.

“Starting off in Downpatrick, the walk will take in Ballee and Ballyalton, Lough Money and Slieve Patrick by St. Patrick’s Way, to Raholp, Myra and Castleward into Strangford. From there, we will proceed to Ardglass via Kilclief, Ballyhornan and Sheepland.

“It is a total distance of up to 25 miles and incorporates the first three sections of the six section Lecale Way.

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