Council staff run for Fiona

A GROUP of staff Laois County Council are running the Midlands Half Marathon this Sunday, August 12 in memory of their former friend and colleague Fiona (Purcell) Conroy and the Irish Cancer Society.

A GROUP of staff Laois County Council are running the Midlands Half Marathon this Sunday, August 12 in memory of their former friend and colleague Fiona (Purcell) Conroy and the Irish Cancer Society.

Fiona began working with Laois County Council in the summer of 1991 and was promoted to Town Clerk in Portlaoise, prior to her transfer to South Dublin County Council. She was very popular with staff, councillors and customers of the Council.

“Fiona’s friends and colleagues are delighted to do this run in her memory to bring to light her strength in battling the disease, her friendship, her smile, her sense of fun and most significantly her love of life, family and friends,” say the staff involved.

Please help us by donating to the Run4Fiona group or joining us on the day. http://www.mycharity.ie/event/run4fiona/. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

A big crowd is expected in Portlaoise for the Half Marathon which gets underway 10am. This year’s race will start and finish at the Maldron Hotel on the Abbeyleix Rd. Race Packs can be collected from the Maldron on Saturday 11 6-8pm or Sunday 12 August 8-9:30am.

For more details got to www.midlandshalfmarathon.com/.