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17 May, 2018

Our Supported Charities For The Newry City Merchants Half Marathon

We are delighted to announce that the Newry City Merchants Half Marathon will dividing all proceeds from the race to 6 local charities.

Team Kerr:- Team Kerr is a running team from Annahilt consisting of dad David, mum Sandra and of course the main man Aaron! Aaron was born with chronic renal failure, which resulted in a kidney transplant donated from dad David at the age of 13.

As well as his kidney condition, Aaron has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a chromosome disorder, all of which mean he is a full time wheelchair user and likes nothing more than being out on the open road in his running chair enjoying the craic!

Team Kerr’s goal is to promote inclusion and see assisted running become a common sight in road races throughout the country.

For more information visit their website at

Newry & District Gateway Club:- The Gateway Club is 42 years old and has helped young people and adults with learning difficulties get together and, along with their peers, socialise in an environment designed and building with their needs in mind as well as providing respite for their carers.

It is run by loyal volunteers who along with working full time help run this fantastic venture 3 nights a week.

For more information visit

Womens’s Aid:- The core aims of Women’s Aid are

– To provide temporary refuge to women and their children suffering mental, physical or sexual abuse within the home.
– To encourage women to take control of their own future, whether this involves returning home or beginning an independent life.
– To recognise and care for the emotional needs of children involved.
– To offer support and advice to any woman who asks for it, whether or not she is living in refuge and to offer supportive aftercare for women leaving the refuge.
– To educate and inform the public, the media, the courts, social services and other agencies, always mindful of the fact that abused women are a direct result of the general position of women in society.

For more information visit

Head Injury Support:- Based in Kildare Street, Head Injury Support’s main focus is to help survivors of brain injury, their family members and their carers with a range of support programmes.

The common aim is to enhance the quality of life of brain injury survivors, their family members and carers. They promote learning opportunities to enable their members to achieve their maximum potential and develop the skills they need to live a meaningful, engaging life within their own families and communities.

For more information visit their website at

Davina’s Ark:- Davina’s Ark provides ongoing support in the addiction post treatment period. Led by a group of professional addiction counsellors resolved to aid and address the unmet needs of those in rehabilitation and their families where people in addiction remain vulnerable, at risk of relapse and prone to self harm or suicide. Davina’s Ark provides professional services to bridge this gap and provides a supported pathway to recovery which equips individuals with skills and renewed confidence and restore them to a full, active and purposeful role in society.

For more information visit their website at

Space:- Space is for families and individuals who need help following events like birth, death, depression, redundancy, separation, illness, abuse or financial problems which all put strain on family life and relationships. The Newry and Mourne Family Support Hub works in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations to identify solutions for family challenges.

For more information visit their website at