Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sarah Swaine Memorial Run sponsor 'urgently needed'

Some of the participants in the inaugural run.
The 2019 Sarah Swaine Memorial Run may be cancelled unless a sponsor can be found for the medals, writes Brian Byrne.

Sponsorship of €2,500 is needed to pay for the medals for the event. The VAT content can be recovered by a VAT-registered company, and the sponsor's name will be on the medal ribbons. In addition, a planned Facebook video of the event will highlight any sponsor.

But an appeal made during the summer for a sponsor hasn't had any success, and the organisers say unless one is found within four weeks the run will have to be cancelled. "That would be very disappointing considering the level of support that was given for the first run in remembrance of Sarah," says her aunt Carrie Swayne.

The inaugural event in January of this year attracted 367 registrants and raised more than €5,000 for CanTeen, the charity that supports teenagers with cancer, providing trips to places around Ireland and abroad which help to give those involved a more normal teenage life.

Sarah Swaine passed away at the age of 19 on 7 January 2016, following a long battle with the disease.

Call 086 0743259 if you are interested in helping.

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