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Solicitor treking in Smokey Mountains to aid Marie Curie

Thursday, 5 January 2017

A SOLICITOR in Ballymena is treking in the Smokey Mountains this September - to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Support!
Forty-five-year-old Paul Livingstone, from Boal Anderson and Co., in High Street in the town, will be part of the venture from September 17-23.
And he is appealing to the public to support him financially in what he sees as "an exciting and worthwhile venture".
Speaking to Guardian Sport Paul outlined that the trip has been organised by Marie Curie Cancer Support and will involve a group of people from Northern Ireland, heading to Tennessee in the United States, for the fund raiser.
“The trek involves hiking 34 miles in the Great Smoky Mountains over 4 days, camping out along the way, and including walking sections of the famous Appalachian Trail and other iconic Smokies trails. Who knows, I may even encounter some of the famous brown bears," he said.
Paul explained that his mother Doris, died of oesophageal cancer in December 2006.
“ In many ways I can't believe it has been almost ten years. As I approached the 10th anniversary, I had been reflecting on what I remember about her, what I miss about her and what I'm thankful for," he said.
“ As you can imagine, many of my memories are happy, funny and heart-warming. However, when I think about the time near the end of her life, I am greatly comforted by the specialist cancer care that she received."
Paul said that many reading this will have been affected by cancer, whether personally or within a family or circle of friends.

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