BY EMMA CONNOLLY
A WOMAN who lost her husband after a long and brave battle with cancer has raised over €5,000 in his memory and donated it to the chemo ward where he was treated.
Ann MacSeoin from Innishannon did the recent Tragumna triathlon with her daughter Aine and friend Susan Ryan.
Having previously competed in the event with husband Sean, who sadly died in August 2017 aged 53, the family wanted to remember him on his first anniversary by doing what he loved best – being in the outdoors and among people.
A minute’s silence was also observed at the triathlon in memory of the popular father-of-three and former GSK engineer.
Sean was treated throughout his five-year illness at the Dunmanway Chemotherapy Unit at CUH, which Ann described as ‘a second home’ where the level of care and kindness shown to them was ‘second to none.’
So far around €5,000 has been raised for the unit, with money still coming in.
Ann explained how her own father was from High Street in Skibbereen and how, along with Sean and their three daughters, they holidayed in Tragumna and that it was a special place for them.
Known for selling her preserves and other healthy snacks at West Cork markets, the former UCC employee said: ‘We would like to thank everyone who donated to the Dunmanway Suite, family and friends, GSK staff, UCC staff and students, the Skibbereen Eagle pub and the Baltimore Sailing Club for their help in the fund raising.’