THE final day of Noah’s Bed Push, a 250km fundraiser for a six-year-old boy diagnosed with leukaemia in January, is underway.
Noah’s Bed Push is expected to cross the bridge into Lifford at around 1pm today and expected to arrive at the Polestar in Letterkenny at 6.30pm before the final push to Letterkenny University Hospital.
The event was organised by the parents of Noah Gooch (6) who has been receiving treatment at LUH and Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
The bed push started at Crumlin on Thursday and has received huge support.
“Thank you so much for all your support; we couldn’t have done it without you,” Noah’s father, Lee, a presenter on Highland Radio and local DJ, said in an emotional video this morning.
“We are so excited and very emotional. It’s hard to take stock of overtaking. We’re overwhelmed with the support, love, good wishes and donations. This is something that we’ll always remember.”
The fundraiser is in aid of nine beneficiaries that help families with children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
Noah also has Down’s Syndrome and his family want to give something back and to say ‘thank you’ for the life-saving medical care he has been receiving since his devastating diagnosis earlier this year.
The nine organisations which will benefit from any funds raised are the Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin, Letterkenny University Hospital Children’s Ward, Hand in Hand Children’s Cancer Charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Donegal Down Syndrome Association, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie National Children’s Cancer Charity, Children Disability Network Team Donegal North, Bumbleance Children’s National Ambulance Service and Blood Bike North West.
A GoFundMe page has raised almost €78,000 with thousands more having been pledged.
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