WITH only a few weeks to go, a Ballycastle girl is making a final appeal for fundraising help.
Eleven-year-old Megan Brolly is taking part in the Bupa Junior Great North Run in England next Saturday, September 17 at Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. She is running on behalf on FFID, a sudden infant death charity in memory of her friend Rhyana Mooney who sadly passed away at just eight-weeks-old.
Megan’s mother Louise explained; “Megan was with baby Rhyana the day that she died. We were looking after her that morning and in the evening she went to sleep and never woke up again.”
Naturally, Rhyana’s passing had a huge impact on Megan, who lived beside each other in Drumawillin Park in Ballycastle. Megan was very upset with the passing of Rhyana, so she decided that she wanted to take part in a marathon in her memory.
Megan explained: “I felt really sorry for the family, not having her there, and I want to do the run to make them feel a bit happier.” Megan told the Times that she would like to finish the run and raise a lot of money for the chairty to find out what is causing sudden infact deaths.
Megan’s mother Louise took part in a similar marathon in aid of her best friend Keelan Duncan, who sadly lost his life to cancer.
Her sister Helena Dornan trained her up and together they raised a lot of money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Megan wanted to follow in her mummy’s footsteps and take part in this marathon for baby Rhyana.
If you would like to help Megan please donate by calling Louise/Megan Brolly on 207 62997 or : 07846268045
People can also leave a donation in McMullan’s Chemist, Ballycastle.