Ashford Castle Staff Run Socially Distanced Relay to support children with cancer

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Staff at Ashford Castle, the award winning five star hotel in Cong County Mayo put their best foot forward to support children diagnosed with cancer and their and families.

The team led by Ashford Castle’s General Manager Niall Rochford hosted their first Ashford Estate socially distanced 26K relay on Friday 1st May (National Wellbeing Day) to raise funds to help us build Daisy Lodge, a new therapeutic short break facility for children diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Knowing how the current Covid-19 crisis has had a huge impact on charities Niall and his team recruited 13 volunteers to each run 2km and have raised a staggering €1,635!

Speaking about Ashford Castle’s fundraising efforts Belinda Kearns, Cancer Fund for Children’s Relationship Manager said,

“With each day we spend at home, during these challenging times, another family in Ireland will receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. Children are going through aggressive cancer treatment and their families face additional worries about delays in treatment plans and further separation due to isolation restrictions.

Our families tell us that they couldn’t cope without Cancer Fund for Children’s support and demand for therapeutic short breaks is only going to increase throughout this crisis and we remain committed to raising funds to build new therapeutic short break centre in Mayo.”

Find out more about our plans to build a new therapeutic short break centre for families whose lives have been devastated by childhood cancer here or contact Belinda Kearns e: belinda@cancerfundforchildren.com.

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