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Adam’s 24 Hour Challenge: Huge day planned to mark event’s second year!

A 24-hour walking challenge for the charity, B Positive, is taking place at Craigavon Lakes next month.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 5 from 11am through to 11am on Sunday, August 6 at Craigavon Lakes.

B Positive was formed by NIE Networks employee Sara and her husband David Watson, who sadly lost their son Adam to acute myeloid leukaemia in August last year.

The event was held for the first-time last year as a ‘24 hours for Little Hero’s Challenge’ around Craigavon Lakes and it was such a success that B Positive have decided to make an annual event.

NIE Networks have worked alongside B Positive as their Charity of the Year for the last 10 months and had set themselves a fundraising target of £25k.

This has already been exceeded through employee activities such as coffee mornings, raffles, Christmas jumper days and others.

The fundraising total currently stands at £34k and the company hope the walking challenge will help them raise even more.

A NIE Networks spokesperson said: “We will have teams taking part in the event on the 6th and and would encourage as many people to come out and show your support.

“There is a fancy-dress hour from 2-3pm on the Saturday where we would encourage all to get involved in. We want to do all we can to support B Positive in raising much needed funds to support other families, and help the charity go from strength to strength in memory of Adam.”

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