NCBI Ballaghaderren members’ marathon efforts raise €4k

NCBI wishes to congratulate two team members at the NCBI Ballaghaderreen store in Roscommon for their incredible achievement at last weekend’s Dublin Marathon.

Joanne Scutt and Marian Hunt, who volunteer for NCBI at the Ballaghaderreen store, took on the 42km challenge on Monday and both were delighted to finish the race in amazing time. In the lead up to the marathon, Marian and Joanne raised an incredible €4,159 which they will donate to NCBI.

Ms. Scutt said: “We had a fantastic weekend and a great day on Sunday supporting NCBI with our run in the Dublin Marathon. The weather couldn’t have been better for the event and the support from those watching along the route was amazing. Marian and myself were delighted with the experience and we want to thank everyone who donated. This money will now go to NCBI to support the amazing work they do across Ireland”.

Ms. Hunt added: “The marathon was such an amazing experience for myself and Joanne and to be able to contribute to NCBI made the whole thing even more special. We know that everything raised by our brilliant supporters will be used to help people who are blind or vision impaired all around Ireland”.

Carmel McDonnell, NCBI Area manager for the Ballaghaderreen store, said: “Everybody at NCBI Ballaghaderreen couldn’t be prouder of Joanne and Marian for their huge achievement in the marathon last weekend. Their work in our store and their fundraising work in the lead up to the marathon is a testament to their support of NCBI in our journey to provide vital services and support to the sight loss community”.

Although Joanne and Marian’s Dublin Marathon journey is over, donations to their success can still be made on their fundraising page at: