Lyndsey Dooley and Carmel Fitzgibbon, both from Thurles and staff members at the Leisure Centre in the Anner Hotel are running the NYC marathon on November 5th for the Irish Heart Foundation.
Over the past 3 months, they have run various fundraisers which include a bucket collection, a benefit night & a 1km sponsored swim in the Anner Hotel.
Last week they reached their target of €7,000 and both are said to be overwhelmed with the support and generosity of the local community.
Lyndsey and Carmel said: “The day we carried out the bucket collection was a very humbling experience, both with the generosity of people volunteering their time to help and with all the well wishes and positive stories that we were given along the way. Many motorists shouted words of encouragement and said what a worthy charity we were fundraising for”
“Many motorists shouted words of encouragement and said what a worthy charity we were fundraising for.”
Dooley and Fitzgibbon are no strangers to fundraising and last year they successfully raised enough money to purchase two publically accessible defibrillators.
This year they are taking it a step further to support another very important campaign – the Stroke-Act F.A.S.T campaign.