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Fundraising walk to remember victim of 2006 bus crash to take place this weekend

Teenager Michael White Jnr died in the crash in Clara, Co Offaly

Michael White Jr

Clodagh Meaney

A fundraising walk to remember Michael White Jr, who died in a bus crash in Clara, Co Offaly, in 2006 will take place this weekend.

The family of the young man are organising the walk to raise funds for the Irish Road Victims' Association.

The 5k/10k walk or run will be held on Saturday May 7th meeting at the Green Field in Clara at 11.30am to begin the walk at 12pm.

The route starts at the Green Field, before heading out Rahan Road (New Road) and returning to the Green Field.

The White family have said that it will be a smaller event than anticipated as the date has changed many times due to the pandemic.

There is no charge for taking part in the event, but donations to the Irish Road Victims Association are encouraged. A collection box will be at the Green Field at the beginning of the walk.

Those who donate will be entered into a raffle which will take place at Nigel’s later in the evening.

Donations of additional raffle prizes are welcomed.

“We thank everyone for their patience,” the family said in a statement.

“We would love to see whoever is available get-together, remember our loved ones who have passed and all Irish road victims, and walk together in their honour, all while raising money for Irish Road Victims Association who do so much to support grieving families,” they said in a statement.

"We will gather in Nigel's that evening to hold the raffle and present IRVA with the money raised from this event. We would love to see you there."

"Music and finger food will be provided to show our appreciation for everyone's support in this event, and to us as a family over the past 16 years. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!"

"If anyone still has sponsorship cards and/or collected money please contact Michael, Martina or Ciara to arrange collection.”

"We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 7th of May for a walk/run and a drink that evening."

You can donate to their online donation page online here .

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