Event In Jemma’s Memory Raises €5,300 For Kerry Hospice

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Michelle Greaney (centre) presents a cheque for €5,300 to Andrea O’Donoghue and Maura Sullivan of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

KERRY Hospice received a cheque on Tuesday, the proceeds of a well-supported event held over the Easter weekend.

Local fitness/strength and conditioning coach, Michelle Greaney organised the Jemma O’Shea Memorial 5km & 10km Run/Walk in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK and

Jemma O’Shea, who fought a long brave battle with cancer and sadly passed away on October 27 last year, was a much-loved member of the Born To Run Club and the wider running community in the county.

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The event was held virtually over the Easter weekend with a great response from the public seeing €5,300 raised.

“Michelle very kindly ran this event for us and we’re delighted with the response,” said Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice. “The weather was fine over the weekend so people could get out in their own time and socially distanced to complete it.”

“Jemma was an amazing person loved by so many,” said Michelle Greaney. “She was always the first to support charity events like this for the Hospice and I’ll continue to raise funds in further events. Jemma also loved challenges, so my next big run will be the Limerick Marathon on May 2 which I’ll take part in in her memory.”

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