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Deirdre Balfe's page

Deirdre Balfe
  • Fundraising For LauraLynn Ireland's Children's Hospice

Welcome to my Rays Marathon Challenge fundraising page in aid of LauraLynn Irelands Childrens Hospice.


Target : € 5,000.00

Donations Available Until

31 Jan 2022

My Marathon Challenge

2472.93 KM

1,536.65 Miles

Distance Completed

Total Distance of Route

2,194KM (1,363Miles)
Target Completed

Fundraising Target

€ 5,000


Target : € 5,000.00

Donations Available Until

31 Jan 2022

Marathons Completed

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January 1st


December 31st

Recent Activities

Ray D’Arcy is a long-standing supporter of LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice and he is also an avid runner which is how Ray’s Marathon Challenge was born. Ray decided to set the nation’s running lovers a challenge of clocking up 26.2 miles in a week, every week, for a full year!

Ray is hoping to get 1000 like-minded people to sign up and join his challenge. If every one of those 1000 people raised €500 each throughout the year, that would raise a whooping half a million euro for LauraLynn.

LauraLynn is Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice providing hospice and palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Last year, 374 children and families from every corner of Ireland availed of LauraLynn care, supports and activities. All funds raised from this challenge will go towards supporting these children and their families.

Supporters 148

  • Online Donations: € 5396.00
  • Offline Donations: € 0.00
  • Barb

  • Ellie Reaves


    Wonderful and inspiring work this year! It’s been a pleasure to support you!

  • Anne Davern


    You did good Deirdre. Well done. I’m in total awe of you grey achievement.

  • Lynn Williams


    What a wonderful number of sacrifices you have made for the betterment of the lives of hundreds of children. Thank you, Deirdre, for your selfless commitment. I continue to marvel at your parents!

  • Eamonn Murphy


    Brilliant achievement, well done!!

  • Catherine Finucane


    Well done Deirdre! Great cause

  • Sarah Hooton


    Congratulations on your 52 Marathons, an amazing feat for such a great cause. I hope you go beyond your target.

  • Alex Whitley


    Hands up for such a noble cause 🙌🙌

  • Sofia P


    Such a good cause!!

  • pat saltzgaber


    Great work!!!

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