Russell Rovers GAA to Hold a Family Fun Day Aaron’s Hope

By Alan Sheehan


Russell Rovers GAA will hold a Family fun day for Aaron’s Hope on Sunday, 6 August.
The Family Fun Day will be hosted at Russell Rovers GAA grounds in Shanagarry and will run from 1-3pm. There is no cover charge, but donations will be accepted on the day for Aaron’s Hope, a trust set up to fundraise for Shanagarry’s Aaron McMahon, a 17-year-old student who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer earlier this year.
“On the day we will have DJ Fish providing live music,” said Kieran Ivers of Russell Rovers GAA club, one of the organisers of the event, “a barbeque, and a series of kids games like three-legged races and egg-and-spoon races, soloing, penalty shootout, and more. There may be parent’s games too on the day, but we will have to wait and see.”
Other events include a crossbar challenge, a sack race and games that would require kids to bring their hurleys. Everyone is welcome to attend.
“It is all for Aaron McMahon from the village,” said Mr Ivers. “His family involved in the club; his older brother plays with us and Aaron is 17 so he is part of the juvenile section. Aaron’s Trust was put together to raise x amount of money for him to get treatment. Every group in the village is trying to raise money for him. It is a free event but we will accepted donations for Aaron, whatever people can afford on the day, into the buckets. We are trying to raise money and awareness for a good cause.”
Aaron, a student at CBS Secondary School, Midleton, was diagnosed with a chordoma of which 80% was removed during brain surgery this past March. Aaron’s Hope was established in order to raise money to cover the cost of specialised radiation treatment in Essen, Germany, which Aaron sought earlier this summer.
A GoFundMe account can be found under Aaron’s Hope, with more information available at the Aaron’s Hope Facebook page.