Rathfriland 10k and 5k raises £2,833 for PIPS Newry & Mourne

Kathy Wilson from the Rathfriland Regeneration Group handing over the cheque to Kevin Gallagher and Eamon Murphy from PIPS Newry & Mourne.
Kathy Wilson from the Rathfriland Regeneration Group handing over the cheque to Kevin Gallagher and Eamon Murphy from PIPS Newry & Mourne.

Organisers of the 2014 Rathfriland 10k/5k have handed over a cheque for £2833.80 to PIPS Newry and Mourne.

Rathfriland Regeneration chairman Mr Pat Rafferty said, “The event was a great success, and we are delighted to be able to boost the fundraising efforts of a local and very deserving charity PIPS Newry & Mourne.

“The run itself was a great community event and we were delighted to have had more taking part than last year and everyone I have spoken to enjoyed the evening.

“Thankfully the weather was kind to us and there was a great turn out. It was particularly nice to see so many local families take part in the walk.

“Anything we can do to help local charities makes all the hard work worth it. I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support, especially Milestone, Rathfriland.”

PIPS Newry & Mourne, Chief Executive Seamus McCabe said, “We are delighted to be associated with the Rathfriland Regeneration group, due to their ongoing assistance through sponsorship and support, like this annual 10K event which is always an enjoyable and memorable running event, we are able to continue providing the support and education/training that our communities need to help reduce the number of deaths through suicide in our community and we would like to gratefully thank the Rathfriland Regeneration Group and all their supporters for this very kind donation and for their continued support.”