A SPECIAL event is being held in memory of Maureen Hunter who was a highly respected member of the Ballymena NI Hospice Support Group.
A ‘virtual autumn 5k memory walk’ is taking place on Sunday October 25 at 1pm.
A spokesperson for the Ballymena NI Hospice Support Group told ‘Ballymena Daily’: “We have launched an Autumn 5K Memory walk in memory of our dear friend and fellow volunteer Maureen Hunter, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
“Maureen was an amazing lady, always helping others and supporting them throughout her life. She was a part of an amazing community that will never forget her.”
The group’s JustGiving page says: ‘The Members of Ballymena Northern Ireland Hospice Support Group are ‘virtually’ walking together in memory of our dear friend and fellow volunteer Maureen Hunter raising funds for Northern Ireland Hospice.
‘Maureen was a long serving member of the Support Group and her willing, generous, spirit and wonderful smile made her a joy to volunteer with. We are celebrating a “Life well Lived” and she is and will always be missed.
‘Maureen fought a courageous battle against her illness for two years.
‘Not only did she work tirelessly for Northern Ireland Hospice but she volunteered in her own community of Broughshane, The Ballymena Lions Club and her Church Choir.
‘Maureen was a very talented flower arranger and she was a member of the Ballymena Floral Art Association and Broughshane Woman’s Institute.
‘We, together with her family, friends and members of the organisations she was associated with, will walk 5k to raise funds for Northern Ireland Hospice, a cause she held close to her heart.’
Members of the public are invited to hold their own walk on October 25 or where and whenever suits you best.
The organisers say it will be a celebration of “a life well lived”.
If you would like to take part or contribute you can visit the group’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Elaine-mcbride6?fbclid=IwAR1nTCtYOH_ovUvO75rYq0gcnwGdOtzqWm52N5EGLoC97x_NCd3RdVBkR9Q
Or you can send a cheque to Muriel Barr, Ballymena NI Hospice Support Group, 4 Inishshowen Park, Ballymena, BT43 5NE.
People are asked if they could make a minimum donation of £5 is possible.