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Stephen returns from Spanish fundraiser exceeding his goals!

An Armagh man has returned from an arduous 120 mile trek in Spain in aid of the Southern Area Hospice.

As reported by Armagh I last month, Stephen McCleary, the co-ordinator of the Armagh Men’s Shed, had set himself a personal goal of raising £4,000.

But thanks to the generosity of local people, his efforts have far surpassed that!

The total raised now stands at a fantastic £5,300.

It was well worth the hard work, dedication and perseverance required to trek the challenging Camino de Santiago.

And now back home, Stephen wants to thank all those who helped in anyway.

“We organised an online donation as well as a function in the Pearse Ógs club together with a street collection in Keady and locals were so supportive,” said Stephen, who was also overwhelmed by the generosity of his family and friends.

“I received a good few £50 and £20 donations and I’m so appreciative of people’s support.

“All money raised will go directly to helping those living with cancer and other potentially terminal illnesses and Hospice support is also so very important to the wider family circle.

“This is what made the long walk all the more worthwhile.”

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