Archive for July, 2010
On Saturday 26th June toddlers from all around Lisburn went for a walk around Christ Church, to raise funds for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. Organised by the McFarlane family, the toddle was really well supported with lots of children who have been treated in Clark Clinic coming along to join in the fun. The McFarlane’s little boy, Ross, received successful treatment for a serious heart condition earlier this year, and although is too young to toddle yet apparently had a wonderful day watching all the other kids!
Helen Thompson and Rosaleen O Brien organised a fantastic fundraising night at the Hotel Carlton, Belleek. Tyrone band,The Logues, kept everyone entertained and dancing throughout the night and a raffle drawn on the night helped raise the total amount. Dr Craig attended on behalf of the charity and ended up winning some beautiful Belleek pottery – he assures everyone that there was no ‘fix’ and it was just luck!
Thanks to Helen and Rosaleen and all who helped them with the event and those who came along and supported!
Two brothers from Rathfriland, Conor and Declan Fitzpatrick, ran the Newry Half Marathon to raise funds for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, with their families collecting sponsorship on their behalf. Their children – Gemma, Jamie and Chloe said they were really proud of their dads and a very big well done from the charity too! Gemma has received treatment at Clark Clinic for a serious heart condition. Her dad Conor said ‘It is a cause close to our hearts, and we are just glad we managed to finish the race!’
Thanks to Conor and Declan, their families and all who sponsored and supported them.
Michelle Kirkpatrick and her daughter Katie presented a cheque to Clark Clinic Ward Manager, Alison Kearney. Katie’s aunt, Elizabeth Carey walked the full Belfast marathon in aid of the charity. A very big well done to Elizabeth on such a fantastic achievement and many thanks to all who sponsored and supported her!
A group of schoolgirls from Enniskillen Collegiate put on their running shoes and took part in the Enniskillen Rotary 10k, with each of them collecting sponsorship and donating the proceeds to the Children’s Heartbeat Trust.
This brilliant effort was co-ordinated by Natasha Hull from class 9a Collegiate, who asked all her friends to take part in the run and support the charity. Natasha’s little sister Amy has received treatment for a heart problem in Clark Clinic and Natasha wanted to help support the fantastic work of the doctor’s and nurses there.
A very big thank-you to all the girls for taking part!