Ian Orr to Run Waterside Half Marathon for a Great Cause

Ian Orr of Browns Bonds Hill Group will tackle the Waterside Half Marathon in support of Cancer Fund for Children

Ian Orr runs Waterside Half Marathon for Great Cause
Ian & Billy Orr training for Waterside Half Marathon

Like many other Chef’s, Ian has found that running is the perfect complement to the demands of the restaurant profession, on September 1st Ian will take part in his first half marathon around his home city of Derry/Londonderry at the annual “Waterside Half Marathon” which attracts hundreds of runners around an iconic course on both sides of the River Foyle.

Ian will be running the race with his dad Billy, a member of the local Foyle Valley Athletic Club, Billy has been running for many years and this will be his 21st Waterside half marathon.  Billy is also one of his Club’s coaches and has been putting Ian through his paces in preparation for the demands of a half marathon race.

As well as the personal challenge of running 13.1 miles, Ian has taken on the challenge of raising funds for charity.  On the reason why he’s fund raising, Ian’s view is straight forward; “There are so many fantastic charities doing unbelievable work in the community, but there’s a really poignant reason why I’ve chosen the Cancer Fund for Children.  I’ll be running in memory of my late brother Gary, who died from Leukaemia in 2004, aged 17”.  Ian  added “the Cancer Fund for Children provided support not only to Gary, but to all our immediate family and I know that whatever funds are raised will help the ongoing work of providing support to children and their families throughout Ireland who have sadly been affected by cancer”.  

Please support Ian and Billy in their fund-raising mission in memory of Gary.  You can follow Ian and Billy’s training journey on the Browns Bonds Hill Facebook Page. Donations can be made at any of the Browns Bonds Hill Group restaurants; Browns Bonds Hill, Browns in Town, Browns on the Green, Barnhill Bar & Grill or Ardtara Country House

Donations can also be made online via Just Giving at the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-billy-orr

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