Trim’s Emergency Services 999 Challenge for Feileacain
A heartbreaking incident during lockdown inspired Trim Garda to organise charity event. A caring Garda from Trim is taking on the challenge of cycling 99km through nine villages in full uniform this Sunday to raise money for a charity that offers support to families affected by the death of a baby.
Edel Dugdale (40) came up with the idea for ‘Trim’s Emergency Services 999 Challenge’ that will see frontline workers from the area take on the 99km run through rural communities in the area after encountering a heartbreaking situation while working on the frontline at the start of lockdown.
Both Trim Garda Station and Trim Fire Station will take part in the event and are hoping that the communities that they serve will come out in support of the local frontline heroes and donate to Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI).
The Garda originally from Delvin who is attached to the community policing unit at Trim Garda Station was inspired to organise the event when she stopped a family at a checkpoint who explained they were on their way to bury their baby who had just passed away.
“We really hope that people in the communities can come out and support us this Sunday, wave a flag or give us the beep of a horn as we are passing though.
“We will have purple t-shirts on us from the charity and if anyone has a name of a child that they would like us to run for we can put their name on the t-shirts, they can just contact Trim Garda Station.”
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Meath Chronicle – 23 July 2020
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