Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Go that extra mile for charity

L-R Gemma Burns (Youth and Education Development Worker, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership), Annette McCann (Families Development Worker, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership), Marian McCann (NSPCC), Michael George (Community Safety Development Worker, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership), Kevin Madden (Sports Development Worker, Lisburn City Council).

THE Colin Neighbourhood Partnership is organising a Fun Run as part of Féile 07 on Saturday August 11, with the proceeds going to charity.

The 3.4 mile Fun Run will start at the Colin Centre (Health Centre entrance) at 11am and continue on the Stewartstown Road, Pantridge Road, Bell Steel Road, Stewartstown Road, Lagmore Dale, Lagmore Drive, Lagmore Ave, Stewartstown Road and back to the Colin Centre.

Gemma Burns, Youth and Education Community Development Officer for Colin Neighbourhood Partnership explained: "The Fun Run will finish at the back gates of the Colin Centre where trophies will be awarded for those who finish in First, Second and Third place, along with all other participants receiving medals. The runners and their supporters will also be entertained by a Fun Day at the Colin Centre afterwards including activities such as inflatable 5 a side football, bouncy castles, sumo wrestling, gladiator challenge and face painting.

"Money raised at this event will be donated to NSPCC Northern Ireland to help end cruelty to children. Participants of the Fun Run can raise additional sponsorship for this charity or a charity of their choice by obtaining sponsorship forms from

Colin Neighbourhood Partnership." Kevin Madden, Community Sports' Development Officer with Lisburn City Council, who are sponsoring the prizes for the event added: "Whether you are 'in it to win it', in it for the 'craic', or just need a kick start to a new healthier lifestyle, you are sure to benefit from this well organised event."

If you would like to support your community by taking part in the Colin Fun Run contact Gemma at the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership for registration and sponsorship forms on 9062 3813 or email

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