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Dan tackles an Irish challenge in support of St Luke’s

KEEN walker Dan Payne took on one of his biggest challenges when he walked the length of the Irish border in memory of his dad…and in support of our patient care.

Bob Payne, who lived with his family in Stocksbridge, was a patient at St Luke’s as he battled against the cancer that eventually took his life.

And it was in recognition of the support that the whole family received that Dan undertook his ten-day challenge from Guildhall Square in Derry to the Mourne Country Hotel in Newry, Co Down, raising a final total of £1,193.

“This was an extraordinary achievement for Dan to undertake, especially as it was a solo effort and he didn’t even have a support vehicle to back him up,” said our Community Fundraising Manager Megan Senior.

“It is this kind of generous fundraising activity that really does make an enormous difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”