Little Lily is remembered for her love for everyone

By Maurice Garvey

A CHARITY run will take place in memory of a young Inchicore pupil, who sadly died 12 months ago.

Gaelscoil Inse Chór student Lily Daly (7), died due to sudden complications associated with hydrocephalus.

Lily Daly compressor

Lily Daly

The Fly High Lily Remembrance Run will take place in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) and Lily’s Garden in Phoenix Park on February 8.

Speaking ahead of the event, Lily’s parents Brian Daly and Olivea Maguire, from Stoneybatter, remember her as “a ball of positive energy bouncing around with love for everyone.”

“Even though she was only seven-and-a-half, she showed an empathy that was beyond her years, caring for others. She is missed beyond measure every moment of every day, her cheeky smile, her determined nature, her joyful outlook on life,” they said.

All funds raised from the event will be donated to both SBHI and towards the creation of a sensory outdoor garden in Lily’s school, Gaelscoil Inse Chór.

‘She would love the idea of an outdoor classroom in her name. As a family, it would mean the world to us knowing that Lily’s legacy will live on.”

Tom Scott, CEO with SBHI, said: “We are honoured that the Maguire/Daly family have thought of SBHI in remembering their beautiful daughter, Lily. We will do everything we can to ensure that this special legacy enriches the lives of others who live with hydrocephalus and spina bifida across Ireland.”

The 5km timed event takes place in Phoenix Park on Saturday, February 8 at 9.30am. A 2.5km untimed option is also available at Event Master

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