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In Loving Memory of Rob Hickey
In Loving Memory of Rob Hickey

€ 6480.00

Target : € 10,000.00
From 141 fantastic supporters DONATIONS AVAILABLE UNTIL 27 Nov 2019

Katie Keegan Hickey

Fundraising For Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust
Latest Update !!

We are running the Dublin Marathon to fundraise for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust in memory of Rob Hickey. Thank you for your support.

This year, the Dublin City Marathon is celebrating its 40th anniversary on the very day we should be celebrating Rob's 40th birthday, October 27th, 2019. As a group, we have decided to honour Rob's memory by participating in this event on behalf of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

Rob passed away tragically in Melbourne, Australia while on holiday this past March. Amelia and I miss him so very deeply, as do our families and his many, many friends. Rob always had a smile on his face and his infective laugh lit up the room. He worked hard to support and provide for his family, always encouraging us to strive for better. He was a keen fitness enthusiast who loved encouraging people to take part and challenge themselves in this area. I can think of no more fitting tribute to honour him than to take part in this race.


The KBRT is an amazing organisation who work selflessly to bring home loved ones who have passed away abroad, quite often in tragic circumstances.  When it was us that needed the help of the KBRT, it wasn't a matter of 'if,' it was a matter of 'when.' They gave us a glimmer of hope when we thought all hope had been lost. They helped us restore our faith in humanity. We will be forever grateful to them for ensuring the return of our dearest Rob and giving us the chance to say our final goodbyes.


Any donation you may be able to give to this wonderful organisation so that they can continue to help families in our situation would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you, as always, for your continued support during this difficult time.

Thank you,

Katie x

 

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Runners:

Katie Keegan Hickey

Rob Williams

Simon Reilly

Barry Connolly

Julie Keegan

Niall Kelly

Stephanie Creed

Siobhain O’Neill

Maureen Liddy

Rachael Haughey

Barry Corcoran

Al Doherty

Barry Hurley 

Eimear Hurley

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Supporters

141

Brenda Armstrong

21-08-2019

Gary Newman

21-08-2019

VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. ALTHOUGH I NEVER MET ROB I AM SURE HE WAS A GENTLEMAN LIKE HIS FATHER WITH WHOM I WORKED FOR MANY YEARS I THE AIRPORT.MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

50.00

Fintan & Gemma

21-08-2019

50.00

Michelle & Charlie Berry

21-08-2019

Best of luck Katie and all the Team, Rob will be proud of you all ❤️

25.00

Carol O'Dwyer

21-08-2019

Well done and good luck all.

10.00

Derek & Katie

20-08-2019

50.00

Annie Tannous & Phil O’Sullivan

20-08-2019

All our best wishes in the race. You’re a rockstar !

50.00

All my love and support xxx

19-08-2019

50.00

Rachel Finn

19-08-2019

25.00

Louis Bowers

19-08-2019

Well done Katie!

25.00

Recent Updates

  • UPDATE 1: A MESSAGE FROM JULIE KEEGAN ON WHAT RUNNING THE MARATHON MEANS TO HER: Running this year’s marathon is something I never dreamt of doing. I also never imagined life without my brother-in-law in it. These past few months have been by far the most difficult and testing ones in my family's life. I guess in a weird way running the marathon for Rob is incredibly fitting. As Katie has mentioned, it is the marathon’s 40th anniversary which is taking place on Rob’s 40th birthday. Not only this cosmic coincidence, but Rob had also mentioned to Katie that he was thinking of running this year. He might not be taking part, but we are all doing it for him. Anyone who knew Rob, knew of his passion for keeping fit and exercising any chance he got. There was many a time he put me to shame by going out for a run or opting for the gym instead of lazing around the house to watch Netflix. I think those are the best memories I have of Rob. All the Christmases, Easters and various other times Rob, Katie and I took off from Dublin for a few quality days in my parent’s house in Mayo. Rob fit in so well to our family and the thoughts of him not being there during holidays is difficult to bear. I can hear him now trying his best to mimic Katie and I by saying,’hey girl’ in his best Northsider/American accent. As you can imagine the result is pretty hilarious! Another time in Mayo with Rob that I hold dear in my heart, was my 21st birthday. I think the only other person more excited about it was Rob. There was plenty of chat leading up to the party about music mixes and getting DJ equipment down. I always remember how social and ‘up for the craic’ Rob was that night. Despite being totally outnumbered in a room full of 21 year old girls. In a nutshell that was the type of person he was. No matter the age, sex or background, you would always find Rob striking up an in-depth conversation and finding some commonground. I could go on about the man he was but most importantly he was a kind and loving husband to my sister and the best dad to my beautiful niece. Amelia has been the greatest gift Rob has given to our family. She is such a beam of light, getting everyone through the darkest time with the much needed comic relief and kisses and cuddles when needed.I am so grateful I got to be your sister-in-law but really I don’t factor in that ‘in-law’ bit. You are and have always been my brother, Rob and I love you.
    17 Aug 2019

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