As well as paying tribute and remembering a beautiful little girl, The Órla Memorial 5k which took place in Ards Forest Park on 26th September 2009, raised a total of €11,520 for The Jack and Jill Foundation. €11,520 was also raised and donated to The Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Órla’s Mother Sinead Trearty would like to thank everyone who came to remember Órla and gave so generously in donations, spot prizes sponsorship, and all who helped to organize the event – family, friends, work colleagues and volunteers!!
Thank you to An Coillte for permission to hold the 5k in the serene setting of Ards Forest Park.
Much appreciation to The Donegal Athletic Committee and Cranford Athletic Board for their help, support and advice in running this event.
Special thanks to the Doyle family for their continued support. They held a fundraising dance in The Log Cabin in aid of both charities raising a total of €1035.
Special mention to Mary Trearty & Tom Carr who raised over €3305.03 in sponsorship for the charities! Also thank you to Scoile Mhuire Parent’s Association for their generous donation of €500.
Finally a huge thank you to all our sponsors, in particular much appreciation to our 3 main sponsors – Donegal Sports Letterkenny, Muck & Muffins Dunfanaghy, Lafferty’s Supermarket Creeslough. Órla loved the Forest Park and would have loved to see so many people their in her memory!!