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Community Festival to include sponsored run and walk at Palace for two great causes

Armagh Breast Cancer Support Group and Lisanally Special School to benefit

Plans are in progress for a fantastic fundraising fun run and walk as part of this year’s West Armagh Festival.

And two very special beneficiaries have been chosen.

The annual West Armagh Community Festival will take place this year from Monday, August 6 to Saturday, August 11.

Once again a great deal of hard work is going into the preparations to ensure a wide range of activities for those attending.

One of the highlights of the festival – which is being organised as usual by the West Armagh Consortium – will be the sponsored run and walk.

It will be held at the Palace Demesne in Armagh on the penultimate night, Friday, August 10.

Participants will be able to choose between distances of 10k and 5k for runners, or the 5k walk.

The proceeds will be divided between Lisanally Special School and the Armagh Breast Cancer Support Group.

Organisers say they want to raise as much sponsorship as possible so that local women and children will directly benefit.

All are invited to take part and medals will also be presented to participants.

The event is due to get underway at 7pm.

For further details on how to sign up and compete and sponsorship, check out the West Armagh Consortium on Facebook, which is currently finalising plans.

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