Maurice Raises Over €16,000 For Recovery Haven After Ultramarathon Run

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Maurice Kelter cheered after completing the Ultramarathon.

A TRALEE man completed his first ever ultramarathon on Sunday and has so far raised in excess of €16,300 for a local charity.

Maurice’s Kelter took on the challenge in memory of his mother, Anne, who would have celebrated her 66th birthday yesterday so Maurice (27) ran a kilometre for each year of her life.

Anne tragically passed away from cancer on July 15, 2018 and Recovery Haven Kerry, provided a fantastic support network for her during times of need.

The Tralee man’s initial goal was to raise at least €10 per kilometre for a total of €660, so he absolutely smashed that and raised a phenomenal amount for the facility, running the distance all within 2km of his home.

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Marisa Reidy, PR & Marketing Officer with Recovery Haven said; “Everyone at Recovery Haven is indebted to Maurice for what he has done for us. When he first came to us with the idea we were overwhelmed then by what he was hoping to achieve, and why. But seeing him cross the finish line on Sunday after running 66kms was hugely emotional for everyone, knowing what it meant to him and indeed for Recovery Haven and our clients.

“Never in our wildest dreams did we envisage raising anywhere near €16,000 but it’s clearly a sign of how well loved and respected both Maurice and his mum are, and the humbling support there is out there for Recocery Haven . We want to thank Maurive and his legion of supporters for this invaluable boost during a time when our fundraising is at a standstill. We are blown away.”

Recovery Haven require an average of €200,000 annually to keep their doors open and with no State funding available, they rely fully on fundraising and donations.

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