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Co Antrim friends set for 24hr walk to raise funds for young Glenarm lad diagnosed with leukaemia

County Antrim friends, Jamie Abram and Samantha Melon, are getting set for a gruelling 24 hour walk tomorrow (Friday 11 February) in a bid to raise money for local lad Harry Simpson, who needs to travel to England for a life-saving treatment.

In what was a major shock for family and friends, 7-year-old Harry from Glenarm has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

Commenting ahead of the walk, the ladies said:

“We have decided to raise some money to help Harry and his family in light of them needing to travel to Bristol for treatment. Unfortunately, Belfast does not have the facilities to treat this type of diagnosis. We hope that any money we can raise will help ease financial pressures at this difficult time.”

Jamie and Samantha will begin their walk tomorrow evening at 8pm. They will start their journey at the bridge in Glenarm, and have planned a route that will see them walk to Ballymena, then onwards to Larne, before making their way along the coast, to arrive back at the starting point on Saturday.

Talking to Love Ballymena, Jamie said:

“So far our 24 hour walk has raised just over £4,000. A coffee morning is also planned on the 8 and 9 March, 11am - 2:30pm, in the Bridge Hall, Glenarm.

“Harry is such a loveable wee boy, who is always smiling, and he has the whole community of Larne behind him!”

Jamie and Samantha would be very grateful for support you can give them to help Harry and his family at this challenging time. If you would like to give, please click on the button below.


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