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Laois brothers to take on fundraising Barrow Way Walk after little Evie’s life-saving care

Ronald McDonald House fundraiser

A pair of Laois brothers are taking on a fundraising walk in aid of the Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital.

Crettyard brothers, Ciaran and John Delaney, will take on a 113km walk along the river Barrow from Robertstown in Kildare to St Mullins in Carlow.

Ciaran’s daughter Evie, who is now three-years-old, had a difficult start to life but is now thriving and attending playschool.

Ciaran and his family spent 173 nights in Ronald McDonald House while his daughter Evie underwent life saving care in Crumlin.

Now Ciaran, and his brother John, would love to give something back. They will complete the walk over three days from June 24 to 26.

John explained: “Evie is 3 now and doing well, she’s attending playschool in Carlow.

“She’s still undergoing regular treatment in Crumlin but it’s a miracle to see the beautiful little girl she is now as she was so delicate when she was born. Her parents couldn’t even hold her in her first few weeks.

“We saw the amazing work done by Ronald McDonald House when Evie was in Crumlin.

“It gave my brother and his wife somewhere to stay after long days of treatment instead of having to drive back home and returning the next day.

“Its such an amazing charity. We wanted to support them because of the support they gave to Ciaran, his wife Katie (Nolan) and little Evie (Nolan).

“None of us know when we might need this charity in future so it needs our support to stay going as they receive no state funding, only donations.

“Our walk is to signify that many of us travel a tough road but with charity like this we can get to the other side.

“I also want to give a special mention to Martin Rice and Newhaven Kitchens in Carlow, who have given us huge support as our main sponsor.”

Anyone wishing to contribute to the fundraiser can do so below:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.