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Schoolboy Eoghan plans Spin-a-Thon to raise funds for causes close to his heart

Eoghan 'just wanted to do something' to help two very special causes

A Crossmaglen schoolboy is hosting a Spin-a-Thon to raise money for two great causes.

Fifteen-year-old Eoghan McMahon will hold the fundraiser on April 1 in St Joseph’s High School.

Proceeds will go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and Camps International Humanitarian Project in Kenya.

Despite the heavy demands of his GCSE studies, Eoghan felt that he ‘just wanted to do something’ for these two causes.

In July 2018, Eoghan will travel to Kenya where he will visit underprivileged areas and work on projects which transform communities and help them overcome significant issues they face including access to clean water, education and housing.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust assisted Eoghan’s family back in November 2016 following the sudden death in Canada of Eamon Bennett Jnr, of Mullaghbawn and Kilcurry.

The KBRT works with bereaved families to help them repatriate their loved ones back to Ireland following a sudden or tragic death abroad.

The family were overwhelmed by the assistance and support offered by the KBRT at such a difficult time and are keen to express their appreciation.

Donations can be made on the day or by visiting the facebook page: @kenyaandkevinbellfundraiser and clicking ‘donate’.

If you would like to take part in the SPIN-A-THON – simply email Eoghan at or visit the facebook page @kenyaandkevinbellfundraiser.

So far, Eoghan’s SPIN-A THON has received donations from many local businesses and individuals and all support has been greatly appeeciated.

Pictured at the launch of the SPIN-A THON are Fiona Grant (nee Bennett), Eoghan McMahon and Oisin McConville.

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