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Thumbs Up For Micéal Memorial Truck Run

May 9, 2016

This Saturday (14th May) hundreds of trucks will converge on Silverbridge GFC grounds for the inaugural Thumbs up for Micéal Fords Cross Truck Run in memory of young Silverbridge man Micéal Murphy.

It is expected close to 300 lorries, of all makes and size, will be part of the convoy, which will wind its way from Fords Cross through Mullaghbawn, Forkhill, Lislea, Camlough, Belleek, Newtownhamilton and Cullyhanna, before returning to Silverbridge club.

Commencing at 2.00pm sharp, registration at £30 per vehicle is available online at www.justgiving.com/Lorraine-Ohare ahead of the event or on Saturday at the clubrooms.  Firms registering three or more vehicles can do so at a cost of £25 per truck.

All participants and spectators are invited to enjoy live music and refreshments in the clubrooms during and following the truck run.

The charity fundraiser is being organized by the family and friends of Micéal, who at just 20 years of age passed away in September last year following a short illness.  The Queen’s University student had been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour just four months earlier.  Micéal packed a lot into his short life and had already made his mark at University where he was an award-winning student; a talented footballer with his beloved Dorsey Emmet’s club and a keen farmer.

Throughout his short illness, Micéal received unparallelled support from the NI Cancer Fund for Children, a charity which offers assistance and moral support to young cancer sufferers and their families.  To show their appreciation and honour Micéal’s memory, the Murphy family have chosen this charity to benefit from the proceeds of the fundraising Truck Run.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Paddy on 07955870558 or Mark on 07999 012791.

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