Muireann’s Hallowe’en Tea Party a huge success

With around €3,000 raised, Muireann’s Hallowe’en Tea Party and Bake Sale was a very successful event. Organisers Marese Ward Shine and Deirdre Kelly set out to raise the money to help the Marathons4Muireann campaign, which saw Muireann’s father Declan run four marathons for three charities over two days in the hope of raising €100,000 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, the Jack and Jill Foundation, and Brothers of Charity. To date in excess of €75,000 has been raised.

Muireann is the fourth child of Gina and Declan O’Flaherty. She is two and a half. She can’t walk, talk, or feed herself and she requires constant monitoring. Muireann has been diagnosed with an extremely rare neurological disorder – Ponto Cerebellar Hypoplasia. She also has microcephaly and epilepsy.

Speaking about the event’s success, organiser Deirdre Kelly said she was thrilled with the turnout, “We had a great crowd of people at the tea party and we are so grateful for their support. We are also very thankful to all of the businesses in Athlone and further afield for sponsoring over 70 spot prizes.”

 

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