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Keady gets set to ‘Rock the Boat’ for Cancer Research

A GROUP of charity fundraisers from Keady are aiming to break a world record to raise money for Cancer Research – by staging the largest ‘Rock the Boat’ ever seen!

The record, which was once held by the 1,428 people who ‘rocked’ The Mall in Armagh in 2011, is currently held by Carrick-On-Shannon after 1,751 turned up to their event last week.

But the organisers of the Keady bid, which will be held on Sunday June 23, are confident that a new world record can be set in the name of fighting cancer.

Chief organiser Breda McAtavey said: “Myself and a number of local people have formed a motley crew to attempt to break the Guinness Book of Records’ world record for ‘Rock The Boat’ in Keady.

“Cancer is something that affects everyone either directly or indirectly and we hope that people will want to do something to help the fight, while having fun at the same time.

“I have lost my father and my sister to cancer and so I know first-hand the grief and devastation it causes.

“But if we can gather enough people to help break the record it will help us raise a significant amount of money that will go to finding the solution.”

The record attempt, which will sail through the Main Street in Keady, is part of a family fun day and there will be plenty of music and entertainment for passengers to enjoy.

Crossmore Councillor Darren McNally is urging people from Keady and surrounding areas to come out and show their support for the cause.

“This is a great initiative by local people in support of a very worthwhile cause which will see a world record attempt at Rock the Boat on the Main Street followed by a full day of music, entertainment, barbeque, face-painting, bouncy castles etc for all the family in the Square,” said the Sinn Fein Cllr.

“I am very much looking forward to this and am sure that the community in Keady will come out in great numbers to support the event.”

Watch the promotional video for the ‘Rock The Boat’ world record attempt here.

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