Here come the Edenderry Brides and Bridezillas

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Whether you were married last week, or month, last year or 30 years ago, take your dress from the moth balls in the name of Breast Health.

Whether you were married last week, or month, last year or 30 years ago, take your dress from the moth balls in the name of Breast Health.

Little Wishes, Edenderry was set up to provide treats for people affected by cancer in Edenderry and surrounding areas. They are having their second annual fun run on the October Bank Holiday Monday.

Last year’s fun run was a massive success due to the unusual extras that were arranged for the day and this year they have really pushed the boat out.

The successful balloon release will take place again in memory and celebration of the lives of those who have passed away from cancer Serious athletes and fun runners are invited to take part in the official 5K and 10k run from the square at 2pm. Registration for this event will start at 12noon and there will be valuable prizes for the first three men and first three ladies over the finish line.

To get into the Halloween spirit, there will be a Halloween Fancy Dress Parade at 1pm from Brady’s Spar at JKL Street to the Square. Families and children are invited to wear their Spooky Halloween costumes and join in the fun, followed by a spooky grooves dancethon in the square with music, DJ and many local artists.

We invite all musicians and bands to get in touch as we want to entertain the runners on route!

There will be a Barbie and holistic stalls offering alternative health ideas dotted around the Square as well as refreshments, face painting and lots more fun! The highlight however will be The Bridal March/ Dash!

We are asking everyone who has a wedding dress, or can make up a fun wedding dress with sheets or net curtain, or fancies being a Bridezilla to join us in a dash from JKL Street to The Square. We intend to get at least 100 Brides to make the dash in honour of the women who are dealing with cancer and we welcome brave men who are up for the challenge.

Whether you got married lately, or 50 years ago, root out your dress and veil and come along.

Founder of Little Wishes and breast cancer survivor Nida Collins says, “There is power and healing in numbers. The more people who come together in the name of health , in celebration of life, and in solidarity , the stronger we are to face the challenge of cancer.”

Little Wishes has had a fantastic year delivering over 50 wishes to local people. Wishes included vouchers for local restaurants, shops, boutiques, hairdressers, health spas, sporting events and family days out.

The majority of wishes are bought from local business so the money raised by the generosity of the local people is going right back into the local economy while making a difference to cancer patients and their families. Sadly we lost some friends who received wishes last year in particular the late Aidan O’Connell who despite being terminally ill was so thrilled to receive a wish he worked tirelessly on the Little Wishes website.

We urge you to get in touch and get involved. Volunteers are welcome to help decorate the route and JKL street, provide entertainment , help clean up afterwards and help make the day a hug success. LW wants to thank all the people who have so generously supported this local charity over the past year both with their valuable time and their money. There are far too many to mention. To get in touch and get involved

Email littlewishesedenderry@live.com . For more information check out Little Wishes Edenderry face book page or contact us on 0831765894