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Tractor run fundraiser to remember much loved Cavan teenager, Killian Casey

Jul 12, 2022 15:30 By News Northern Sound
Tractor run fundraiser to remember much loved Cavan teenager, Killian Casey
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'Killian was always one to give, so in this way he will be still giving'

It’s almost one year since 15-year-old Killian Casey from Crosserlough died in a drowning accident while swimming in Lough Sheelin.

In the months after his death on the 22nd of July, Killian’s friends in Transition Year launched ‘Killian’s Campaign’ which aimed to raise awareness around water safety with a particular focus on lake safety.

In the coming days specially designed signage will be issued at six local lakes - in conjunction with Cavan Co Council - as part of the campaign.

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It will serve as a warning to swimmers to exercise caution at all times.

Meanwhile, Killian’s family have organised a bumper tractor run in their son’s memory.

The event will take place on the 24th of July next at Crosserlough GFC grounds.

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All funds raised on the day will be handed over to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the National Air Ambulance Service.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Killian’s Dad said his son was a giver and the fundraiser would be a reminder to everyone of the wonderful teenager he had become.

"Killian was always one to give, so in this way he will be still giving," he continued.

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"We hope it will be a good success - it's our first time doing something like this.

"We intend to do an annual tractor run but we are not very used to doing something like this.

"But we are doing our best and hopefully it will be a good success."

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