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Lace up for Dáithí on Divis Mountain this Sunday

Little Dáithí helps with preparations for the mountain walk Little Dáithí helps with preparations for the mountain walk
By Ciara Quinn

THE call has gone out to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to lace up for the Black Mountain 5k/10k in aid of West Belfast’s Donate4Dáithí organ donation campaign.
As part of Feile na gCloigíní Gorma, those taking part are asked to meet at 11am at Divis Mountain carpark where the event will set off, taking in the Trigonometry Point, Ridge Trail and Hatchet Field before finishing at Caulfields bar.
A familiar face to many, little Dáithí and his parents Seph and Máirtín will be cheering all those taking part on come Sunday morning.
“Last year the run was promoting the services and help offered from a mental health charity and this year we are delighted that as part of Féile na gCloigíní Gorma and Cumann Spoirt an Phobail they have chosen Donate4Dáithí and organ donation,” explained Máirtín.
“We are so happy to hear and to see that the run will be dedicated to Dáithí in this way,” he said.
“What we have found in the last few weeks is that there won’t be a Dáithí in every area, there are about 35 families in the whole of Ireland and the UK who are going through what we are so it’s quite unique. Everybody in the community wants to get behind us and that gives us that wee bit more strength to get through every day.”
Máirtín told the Andersonstown News that he will be running on the day and encouraged as many people as possible to sign up “ASAP”.
“We have designed a beautiful, commemorative jersey for the day with both the Donate4Dáithí and Féile gCloigíní Gorma logos on them. It’s a first come, first served for these and we would encourage people to get registered really quickly.
“Our campaign is to talk about organ donation and come Sunday we are saying let’s talk about it as well as run and walk.”

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