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Ep 275 – Ireland the Show and Charity Cycle Ride to Support Epilepsy Charities

In Part 1… We spend an evening watching “Ireland, the Show”, featuring the talents of Gary Gamble. This celebration of all things Irish has toured the UK and we catch up with them at the Plaza Theatre in Stockport. Fantastic dancing and traditional songs from Elaine Boyle and Ritchie Remo, this is a show you need to see. The tour starts again in March next year so check out their schedule.

In part 2… Shane Corrigan was in his early twenties when he suddenly died following an epileptic seizure. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy when he first started at university and despite only having a small number of seizures, sadly passed away aged just twenty-three.

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and prematurely. People living with epilepsy are at a 1 in a 1000 risk of SUDEP per year but research still cannot explain why this happens.

His parents Margaret and Kevin have planned a fundraising cycle ride from London to Achill in County Mayo, where Shane is laid to rest. We join them as they complete day three in Liverpool.

We talk to the team behind the charity cycle ride and get to understand just how much effort it takes to organise an event like this and how much dedication it needs to get to the finishing line.

To support their cause, visit gofundme.com cycle-for-shane-london-to-achill and help them make their £150,000 goal.

 

For more information…

Ireland the Show dates can be found at jmgmusicgoup.com/Ireland-the-show

SUDEP Action… sudep.org

Epilepsy Ireland… epilepsy.ie

Margaret and Kevin’s fundraising page.. https://www.gofundme.com/f/cycle-for-shane-london-to-achill

 

REMEMBER!! If you also watch on Sky, we’re now on channel 186… same time, just new channel.

Watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 186 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm

To advertise in the UK section of the show please call Martin Logan 07808 573 142 alternatively email martinloganmanchester@gmail.com

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