Poignant event in Longford in memory of teenager

People in Longford are being asked to come out and support an event in aid of the children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie in the town tomorrow.

The event will see two men from Kilkenny who are running 12 marathons in 12 days taking part in the parkrun at the Albert Reynolds Peace Park and joining a gathering afterwards at Templemichael College in memory of local teenager Toni Louise Harte, who passed away from leukaemia in May of last year.

Toni’s sister Shannen says the family got huge support from the children’s cancer charity right from the beginning of her diagnosis and are very happy to support tomorrow’s event.

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Shannen says the community in Longford have also shown huge support for her family and they’re asking people to come along to Templemichael college shortly after two o’clock tomorrow afternoon as part of that.