Date published: 02 January 2019 by Anna Jackson
Family members remember Declan by completing a half marathon to support seriously ill children and their families.
Just over a year ago Declan Dunne tragically passed away. He was a kind-hearted man with a young family. At his funeral the poem ‘look for me in rainbows’ was read by his uncle. Taking comfort in the poem, Declan’s family sought for a way to keep his memory alive and started their search for a charity to maintain the rainbow connection. After some searching they came across Rainbow Trust and all agreed the link was perfect.
The first fundraising challenge was undertaken in September last year by Declan’s nephew Benji and his Uncle Stephen. The duo challenged themselves to the Lake Vyrnway Half Marathon alongside 1,349 other runners.
With the fabulous support of their family cheer squad they both completed the race and raised over £1,500. Their fundraising will enable Rainbow Trust to provide 68 hours of practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life-threatening illness, helping them to make the most of precious time together.
Helen Dunne said:
We are so proud of their achievement, raising a fantastic amount for a very worthwhile cause. We even saw a rainbow on the day of the run as we came into Lake Vyrnwy, it felt like Decky was with us.
If you’d like to take on a challenge to fundraise for Rainbow Trust visit our events page or give our friendly Sports Team a call on 01372 220031.