All Saints GAC is a Gaelic Athletic Club situated in Ballymena, Co. Antrim. For the past 5 years the club has organised a Health & Well-Being programme for both club members and residents of the wider Ballymena community. The “Saints & Slimmers” initiative sees upwards of 160 local people participate in a range of health related activities across a 6 week period each January/ February. As well as the obvious personal benefits such activity brings the group supports others through its charitable work and our selected charity this year is the NI Children’s Hospice.
Last April two of our club coaches, Martha & Ryan Lemon, lost their beloved baby son Ollie. Along with their two girls, juvenile players Eve & Orla, the family has nominated the Children’s Hospice as the beneficiaries of our fundraising efforts this year. Martha is also doing the Saints & Slimmers programme this year and is a member of the Marigolds team.
Our Spinathon provides us with an opportunity to honour Ollie’s memory and to raise funds for the charity. In the months since Ollie passed away the support provided for the family has been something they have valued greatly. It is for that reason that Martha, Ryan and the girls have nominated the NI Children’s Hospice as the beneficiaries of our charitable collections. We are delighted to be able to play a small part in supporting the work of the charity through Saints & Slimmers this year.
On Saturday 8th February 160+ Saints & Slimmers participants will take part in a Spin Cycle Spinathon throughout the day at the Ballymena Harmony Hub (Band Stand). Though the 12 teams involved will all be “Peddling for Points” uppermost in their minds will be the opportunity to raise funds for our chosen charity. Please consider supporting their efforts by donating. Thanking everyone in advance for their support.
We have included the link for anyone who wishes to donate to this very worthwhile cause.