Gather your girl gang in support of North West Hospice

Leitrim Observer reporter


Leitrim Observer reporter


Gather your girl gang in support of North West Hospice

Pictured are some of the women who took part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon in 2018 in support of North West Hospice

North West Hospice is appealing to local ladies in the north west to join Team-North-West-Hospice in this year’s VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon in Dublin.

This year's event will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday, June 2 at 2pm.

The VHI Women's Mini Marathon is the biggest all-women's event of its kind in the world and the biggest single day charity event in the country. It provides a platform for women of all ages and fitness levels to walk, jog or run 10k and raise money for charity at the same time.

Speaking about the Mini-Marathon, Bernadette McGarvey of North West Hospice said “We are appealing to groups of women throughout the North West to join our Mini-Marathon team and help us raise essential funds for our specialist palliative care services. Every step you take will make a difference in the lives of patients and their families in our local community.

"We have to fundraise over €1 million each year to maintain our services so every cent raised will go directly towards this. There is an amazing carnival atmosphere on the day of the Mini-Marathon with bands and dancers lining the race route. It truly is an experience like no other.

"We will be organising bus transport from Sligo and Leitrim to Dublin on the day so people can avail of this if they wish. Why not round up your girl gang – your mammies, sisters, daughters, friends and work colleagues and go that extra mile together for our local hospice in June. “

If you would like to get involved please call (071) 9170523, visit or email us at

North West Hospice is a registered charity that provides specialist care with compassion to those living with life-limiting illness in Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and West Cavan. They have to fundraise over €1 million annually to maintain their services.

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