Arthur’s 5k In May For His Dad 

5k in May for my dad Arthur McVeigh is running #5kaday  everyday throughout the month of May in memory of his beloved Dad Arthur Senior. Arthur   Senior   sadly   passed   away   from   a   stroke   last   February.   This   article   follows   young Arthur’s   #5kaday   journey   over   the course of a week.
“The toughest week of my life” The   week   after Arthur   senior   had   a   stroke   was   the   toughest   week   of     Arthur’s   life   as   it   opened   his   eyes   to   the   life   of   caring for a stroke survivor. Young   Arthur   said   “I   had   no   previous   experience   or   knowledge   of   what   a   stroke   entailed   and   what   it   can   do   to   a   person and   their   family.”   Arthur   would   like   to   help   and   support   people   in   Northern   Ireland   who   are   currently   caring   for   a   family member or friend living with this condition. Arthur’s Goal Arthur   is   taking   on   this   challenge   to   raise   awareness   and   vital   funds   for   Northern   Ireland   Chest   Heart   and   Stroke.   This enables   NICHS   to   lead   the   fight   against   and   to   continue   supporting   those   living   with   chest,   heart   and   stroke   conditions   and to   prevent   these   illnesses   in   the   future.   He   aims   to   raise   £1000.   Being   a   dad   to   three   young   children   and   working   in   both Belfast and Armagh will add to the challenge! Day 1 Arthur set up his Just Giving page   for his #5kdayaday challenge and started his Challenge  “Wow!   What   a   response!!!   Thank   you   so   much   everyone   -   honestly   way   beyond   what   I   was   expecting,   especially considering   I   only   started   this   page!   You're   a   very   generous   lot,   be   proud   of   yourself.   You   have   done   something   very   kind by   donating   to   NICHS.   Hugs   all   round.   So   I   started   today   –   my   first   5k   was   in   Belfast   at   lunch   time   -   bit   leggy   to   be   honest but   hopefully   will   loosen   up   as   I   go.   Ran   down   the   Lagan   bank   and   over   a   few   bridges,   as   you   can   see   by   the   photo   I   also waded across the river. All for a good cause! Back tomorrow!”
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Day 2 “Great   evening   for   a   run!   Today's   5k   was   out   from   the   house   and   around   the   country   roads   with   my   wee   sis   Catherine.   She kept   me   in   chat   all   the   way   around   -   was   home   before   I   knew   it.   Thanks   again   for   all   the   donations   -   can   see   that   £1k target in sight! Cheers guys!”
Day 3
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“Thanks again for all the support guys. Quick 5k tonight to get back in time for the match. And I swallowed a big fly.”
Day 4
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“Well   there   ye   go!   Target   hit   in   4   days!   Thanks   again   everybody.   Does   this   mean   I   can   stop   now?      5k   today   along   the Lagan. Getting warm!”
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Day 5
“Armagh 5k park run today. Great weather, time of 25.45 - think I'm getting slower! Tough course though.”
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Day 6
“A warm run tonight kids, bit schweaty! Back in time to get Donnacha in to bed though. Thanks again everyone.”
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Day 7
“My   run   this   evening   involved   getting   chased   by   a   tiny   white   dog   nipping   at   my   heels   for   about   100yrds   on   the   Newry   road!     Also   -   took   this   photo   and   it   appears   I'm   wearing   a   dress.   What   you   can't   see   are   the   high   heels.   Thanks   again   folks   for   the support.”
Follow Arthur’s Footsteps If you would like to continue following Arthur’s footsteps or make a donation please follow this link to his Just Giving page! If   you   would   like   take   part   in   a   similar   challenge,   let   us   know   on   028   9032   0184   or   email   events@nichs.org.uk.    Over   80%   of our work relies on donations from the public, so without you we couldn’t be here making a difference!
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Arthur senior (Big Arthur!) pictured above
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Written by Emma Goldring Communications and Marketing Assistant Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke

Arthur’s 5k In May

For His Dad 

5k in May for my dad Arthur    McVeigh    is    running    #5kaday     everyday throughout   the   month   of   May   in   memory   of   his beloved Dad Arthur senior. Arthur   Senior   sadly   passed   away   from   a   stroke last   February.   This   article   follows   young   Arthur’s #5kaday journey over the course of a week.
Grainne- stroke survovor team - nichs
“The toughest week of my life” The   week   after   Arthur   senior   had   a   stroke was    the    toughest    week    of    his    life    as    it opened   Arthur’s   eyes   to   the   life   of   caring   for a stroke survivor. Young     Arthur     said     “I     had     no     previous experience   or   knowledge   of   what   a   stroke entailed   and   what   it   can   do   to   a   person   and their   family.”   Arthur   would   like   to   help   and support   people   in   Northern   Ireland   who   are currently   caring   for   a   family   member   or   friend living with this condition. Arthur’s Goal Arthur    is    taking    on    this    challenge    to    raise awareness     and     vital     funds     for     Northern Ireland   Chest   Heart   and   Stroke. This   enables NICHS    to    lead    the    fight    against    and    to continue   supporting   those   living   with   chest, heart   and   stroke   conditions   and   to   prevent these   illnesses   in   the   future.   He   aims   to   raise £1000.   Being   a   dad   to   three   young   children and   working   in   both   Belfast   and   Armagh   will add to the challenge! Day 1 Arthur   set   up   his   Just   Giving   page    for   his #5kdayaday     challenge     and     started     his Challenge  “Wow!    What    a    response!!!    Thank    you    so much   everyone   -   honestly   way   beyond   what   I was   expecting,   especially   considering   I   only started   this   page!   You're   a   very   generous   lot, be     proud     of     yourself.     You     have     done something   very   kind   by   donating   to   NICHS. Hugs   all   round.   So   I   started   today   –   my   first 5k   was   in   Belfast   at   lunch   time   -   bit   leggy   to be   honest   but   hopefully   loosen   up   as   I   go. Ran   down   the   Lagan   bank   and   over   a   few bridges,   as   you   can   see   by   the   photo   I   also waded   across   the   river.   All   for   a   good   cause! Back tomorrow!”
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Day 2 “Great   evening   for   a   run!   Today's   5k   was   out from   the   house   and   around   the   country   roads with   my   wee   sis   Catherine.   She   kept   me   in chat   all   the   way   around   -   was   home   before   I knew   it.   Thanks   again   for   all   the   donations   - can see that £1k target in sight! Cheers guys!”
Grainne- stroke survovor team - nichs
Day 3
“Thanks   again   for   all   the   support   guys.   Quick 5k   tonight   to   get   back   in   time   for   the   match. And I swallowed a big fly.”
Grainne- stroke survovor team - nichs
Day 4
“Well   there   ye   go!   Target   hit   in   4   days!   Thanks again   everybody.   Does   this   mean   I   can   stop now?        5k    today    along    the    Lagan.    Getting warm!”
Grainne- stroke survovor team - nichs
Day 5
“Armagh   5k   park   run   today.   Great   weather, time   of   25.45   -   think   I'm   getting   slower!   Tough course though.”
Grainne- stroke survovor team - nichs
Day 6
“A   warm   run   tonight   kids,   bit   schweaty!   Back in   time   to   get   Donnacha   in   to   bed   though. Thanks again everyone.”
Grainne- stroke survovor team - nichs
Day 7
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“My   run   this   evening   involved   getting   chased by   a   tiny   white   dog   nipping   at   my   heels   for about   100yrds   on   the   Newry   road!      Also   -   took this   photo   and   it   appears   I'm   wearing   a   dress. What   you   can't   see   are   the   high   heels.   Thanks again folks for the support.”
Follow Arthur’s Footsteps If   you   would   like   to   continue   following   Arthur’s footsteps   or   make   a   donation   please   follow this link to his Just Giving page! If    you    would    like    take    part    in    a    similar challenge,   let   us   know   on   028   9032   0184   or email   events@nichs.org.uk.    Over   80%   of   our work   relies   on   donations   from   the   public,   so without    you    we    couldn’t    be    here    making    a difference!
Written by Emma Goldring Communications and Marketing Assistant Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke