My name is David Keenan and I am asking for your support to help raise funds for our local national school, Achonry NS. Firstly I would like to share my personal story and don't worry I won't take up too much of your time.
Anyone who knows me is aware that over the years I had gained a fair amount of timber as they might say which is a nice way of saying my weight had gotten out of control. I suppose I felt the task of losing weight was so huge I had in fact given up and accepted that a life of ill health and unhappiness was ahead of me.
My family had over the years skirted around the edges expressing their concern because people never want to be unkind.
However last summer I hit a new low when I found I was unable to walk from my front door to the gate without crippling back pain and breathlessness. All gloves were off then. My family staged an intervention all be it in a very kind and gentle one but an intervention nonetheless.
I joined Bodyslims in September 2020. It is an online weight loss program and I can honestly say it has changed my life. It has not been easy but I am proud to say that from not being able to walk to the gate last summer to being able to walk 5k at this stage has been a huge personal achievement. However I want to complete a full 10k walk by Easter and this is why I am writing to you for your help. I don't think there is a person among us who hasn't realised over the last few months how important our school is to our families and our community and currently the school is in need of funding to ensure our children have all the resources they need as they return to the classroom.
I am asking for your support in the form of sponsoring me in completing a 10k walk Easter weekend 2021. Your sponsorship will not only help me stay motivated but more importantly it will help the school and the children.
Many thanks for your time,
- John Keane
- Edel Casey
- Caroline Feely
- Anne,Barry,Gavin and Kieran Gorman
- Karen Queenan
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