Letterkenny runner Margaret Coyle has as soon as once more demonstrated her ardour for charity by finishing the Donegal Half Marathon in help of the Donegal department of MS Eire.
Margaret crossed the end line final Sunday in a good time of two:19:43.
Her achievements had been matched by her fundraising success, as she raised a formidable €1,650 for a charity near her coronary heart.
Margaret made the choice to run for the MS Eire after her pal Mary Devlin’s granddaughter, Sophia, was identified with MS final 12 months. She out fundraising with the intention of gathering a couple of hundred euros. To her amazement, the response from the group was overwhelming, and she or he managed to lift a staggering €1,650.
“Individuals have all the time been so sort and supportive to me with my fundraising efforts for others,” Margaret stated.
Margaret fortunately handed over the cheque this week to Clement Clarke on the Donegal department of MS Eire. They had been delighted to be joined by Sophia for the presentation.
When requested why she loves operating a lot, Margaret stated: “Six years in the past I may hardly run out of your means, I used to be so chubby. I joined Sofa to 5k and that was the turning level in my life. I used to be over 16 stone, identified as a diabetic, a smoker and so depressed to the purpose I couldn’t see a means out. The day I discovered operating, my life modified for the higher. I’m now in a a lot happier place, all the way down to 12 stone, almost 7 years off the cigarettes and undoubtedly main the happiest life ever.
“All that is additionally all the way down to the good assist of so many nice mates I’ve met alongside the way in which, they walked into my life simply on the proper time in my life, I’ll proceed serving to others so long as I can and can hold operating one foot in entrance of the opposite, large because of everybody for making this half marathon so successful for Donegal department of MS.”
Superb Margaret’s half-marathon run raises €1,650 for MS helps was final modified: September 2nd, 2023 by