Fundraiser In Memory Of Brendan Raises Over €14,000

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The Aherne family presenting a cheque to Kerry Hospice Foundation at the weekend.

A KILLARNEY family presented the Kerry Hospice Foundation with a cheque for over €14,000 after a running event fundraiser.

Jennifer Aherne organised the event in memory of her dad, Brendan Aherne, who passed away on September 14, 2020 from a rare and aggressive Neuroendocrine Cancer.

“From the moment of diagnosis in January 2020, dad was so strong, positive and always hopeful,” said Jennifer. “He was gentle, caring and funny, he had an appreciation of nature and the outdoors and had a lovely calm and laid-back way about him. Our family try our best to live each day by his example. Dad was a carpenter, bee-keeper, bird watcher and avid soccer fan with a love for the simple things in life.”

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Jennifer chose to fundraise for Kerry Hospice Foundation because this is where Brendan spent his last days.

“My mother Noreen and my brothers Jason and Rory are beyond grateful for the amazing care and kindness shown to him at the Palliative Care Centre in Tralee,” said Jennifer.

“Dr Maggie Clifford led a dedicated team who ensured that dad was comfortable and pain free. They also supported our family in such a difficult time, and we will never forget their kindness. We are so lucky to have such a great facility in Kerry,” she said.

Jennifer ran 300km over the a ten week period and her cousin Joe Aherne from Kilworth, County Cork also ran 30km each week. A cheque for €14,060 was presented to Kerry Hospice at the weekend but the link to this fundraiser is open until the end of May and any more donations would be greatly appreciated.

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