THE friends and family of an Inishowen man who died suddenly earlier this year will be walking tall in his memory this Sunday.
Pete Hartin was just 38 when he passed away from a cardiac thromboembolism on May 18.
In his memory and to support two very good causes, his family and pals are planning a charity stilt walk from Malin Town to Carndonagh.
Those behind the novel fundraiser had set themselves a fundraising target of €200 but that has already been reached more than six times over.
All money raised will go to the Irish Heart Foundation and towards supporting Pete’s family.
“We lost Pete very suddenly on May 18 at only 38 years old. He died from a cardiac thromboembolism,” said a family spokesperson.
“Pete’s friends have organised a charity stilt walk from Malin Town to Carndonagh, to take place on Sunday, August 2. We are hoping to leave Malin Town at 2pm and everyone is welcome to take part in the walk if they wish, whether it be on stilts or by foot.
“All money raised will be split fifty fifty and donated to The Irish Heart Foundation and Pete’s 13-year-old son Jayden for him to use later in life – all in memory of Pete.”
To make a donation log on to https://www.gofundme.com/f/pete-hartin-memorial-stilt-walk