UL Sport Kids Run 2015 in Memory of Aaron O Flaherty organised in associated with the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run was held this year in memory of nine year old Aaron O Flaherty from Castletroy View who died tragically in May 2014 at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin after an accident at the Blackhead Lighthouse, Co. Clare.
Aaron always loved taking part in the Kids Run and last participated in the Kids Run in 2013. Aaron’s mother, Cecilia O’Flaherty, says she is honoured that the Kids Run will this year take place in Aaron’s memory. “I’m really touched that this year’s event will be held in his memory. As a Civil Defence Officer in Limerick, I have worked at every single Great Limerick Run weekend. The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run and Aaron’s anniversary will always be linked for me now, as I was not long home from last year’s event when I got the call about his accident. So I’m extremely grateful to the organisers for doing this for Aaron and I hope the event will be well supported by children and their parents,” Cecilia said. “I’m extremely grateful to the organisers for doing this for Aaron’’ she added.
UL Sport Kids Run 2015 in Memory of Aaron O Flaherty took place on Saturday May 2 and was held in association with Limerick Sports Partnership. Race organiser John Cleary said ‘We’re delighted to honour Aaron in this way. Aaron symbolised what this event is all about – having fun, being active and enjoying participating in a fun collective event.’ The ‘Remembering Aaron’ logo will be on all the children’s t-shirts that they will wear on race day to help promote Aaron O’Flaherty Memorial Fund which is to raise much needed funds to buy new equipment for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
Aaron’s mum and 20 members of Aaron’s family and friends took part in the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run on May 3, to help raise funds, not only for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, but also for Cliona’s Foundation, Bumblance, Limerick Laker’s Basketball Club and Claughaun GAA Club.
If anyone would like a sponsorship card or t-shirts (cotton t-shirts are €7 and running t-shirts are €10, both with remembering Aaron logo), contact Lorraine on 0868952377 or contact them via the Facebook page here.
For more information, check out Remembering Aaron’s Facebook page here
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For more information about the Kids Run, check out Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run website here
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Read more about the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run here.
Photos by Bryan Hayes for I Love Limerick 2015. All Rights Reserved.