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Ava’s 10k walk for charity

December 23rd, 2020 11:55 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Ava: Christmas 10k walk.

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A SELFLESS Drimoleague girl is taking to the road this Christmas Eve on a 10km charity walk around the village and she will even be accompanied by  nan and grandad during some of it.

A 3rd class pupil of Drimoleague National School, Ava Laide (9) had wanted to do something for people at Christmas. Following a brainstorming session with her parents, Cillian and Sinead and their neighbour Aidan Shannon they decided she could do the walk for the children’s charity Make-A-Wish Ireland.

Speaking to The Southern Star, Aidan said that Ava – who has two brothers Conor (7) and Oisín (5) – will walk alone but she can be joined by two people at different periods while practising social distancing and being Covid-compliant.

‘She is out training already in the rain,’ said Aidan, and she has already raised over €1,200. There will be four collection buckets in the village and sponsorship cards. It will start at Collins’ Centra store at 12pm.

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