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Armagh man planning 900km charity cycle across Autralia in memory of friend John McNally

An Armagh man is planning to undertake a 900km charity cycle in Australia in memory of John McNally.

And Paul McCord – a good friend of the much-loved and sadly-missed businessman – hopes to help others through his efforts who are fighting cancer.

John McNally – the popular owner of the Stonebridge Brasserie – passed away just four weeks ago after a brave battle with cancer.

Family and friends of the popular father-of-two were devastated at the loss, aged just 50, of a man who had done so much to help others.

John twice took part in the Italian Job cycle fundraiser to raise money for cancer charities.

Now his friend Paul – himself a keen cyclist – aims to raise money for the Friends of the Cancer Centre in John’s memory.

His goal is to cycle from Adelaide to Melbourne – a distance of 900km – over a period of nine days.

He will set out on Tuesday, March 28, and has started a just giving page, having set a target of £1,000 – a goal to which he is already well on the way.

As he prepares for the big event, Paul said: “Seeing the care John was given in the Cancer Centre, and the way in which all staff treated both him and his family, I want to try and repay that in my own way by raising some funds to enable them to continue supporting others in such a caring way.

“I am paying all my own expenses on this trip so every penny donated will go to this very worthy charity.”

If you would like to donate, please visit Paul’s JustGiving Page here.

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