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Carrigaline man to run half marathon in memory of his daughter, Hope.

Updated: May 31, 2023

Will Jordan, who is originally from Shanbally but now lives in Carrigaline, is running the Cork City half marathon in aid of Féileacáin, alongside his cousin Eddie Galvin and his wife Fiona Sexton this Sunday, the 4th of June.

Will and his wife, Michelle lost their baby girl, Hope on the 15th of January 2022 after she was born a stillbirth. They were introduced to Féileacáin - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland who have been a huge support to the couple ever since.

Féileacáin was formed in 2009 and was set up by a group of bereaved parents to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth, and the organisation is now the national charity supporting families affected by perinatal loss. Féileacáin is a volunteer led organisation and receives no funding from central government, relying instead on the support of our community and the families who avail of our services.

They provide each Maternity Unit and Children’s Hospital in the country with our ‘Gifts of Remembrance’ Services. These services are provided free of charge to the hospitals and their delivery is supported by a nationwide team of Féileacáin volunteers.

Included in the Gifts of Remembrance Service are: ‘Remembering…’Memory Boxes, Imprints so Precious, Imprints so Precious, Cuddle Cots, Sibling Support, Cocooned Project and Little Pix.

Will wanted to give back to the Féileacáin charity, as a way of saying thank you but also wanted to honour his little girl.

He set out with a target to raise €1000 and in under 24 hours he reached €930. He has currently raised €2651 so far for the charity. If you would like to donate, you can do so here;

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