Carson McDowell Marathon Relay Teams Raise Money for The Boom Foundation

24 April 2015


Two relay teams made up of staff from Carson McDowell have entered the 2015 Belfast Marathon to raise funds for The Boom Foundation.

Richard Gray, Rosie Timoney, Claire McCloskey, John McGarrity, Leona Rankin, Rachael McAdorey, Lucy Clarke, Harry Robinson, Alison McCauley and Olivia Carroll will each run a leg of the 26.2 mile event, which takes place on Monday 4th May. 

Special mention also goes to Karen McElroy who will be running the entire Marathon for The Boom Foundation. Karen will also be completing the Newry Half and Derry/Londonderry Marathons before the end of May.

The relay teams have set up a fundraising page here, and Karen also has a fundraising page which can be found here.  A donation to either or both would be greatly appreciated by the whole team and in particular Leona Rankin, who is the founder of The Boom Foundation.

The money raised by The Boom Foundation is split between practical help and vital research.  50% of funds raised remain in Northern Ireland to be used locally for the benefit of sarcoma patients, whilst the remaining 50% of our funds are sent to Sarcoma UK to try to achieve the best possible standard of treatment and care for patients with sarcoma.  The Boom Foundation is run on an entirely voluntary basis and therefore incurs no overheads by way of salaried staff - every penny raised goes directly to the patients.  For further information please visit:

CMcD's Marathon runners show off their Boom Foundation vests: