Team Tilly ‘absolutely overwhelmed’ at support

Family of Liam 'Tilly' McElhinney at the Walk For Tilly in Dungiven earlier this year. INLV2515-655KDR
Family of Liam 'Tilly' McElhinney at the Walk For Tilly in Dungiven earlier this year. INLV2515-655KDR
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A Dungiven woman left heartbroken by the death of her husband to cancer has revealed almost £7,000 has been raised in his memory, writes Sheena Jackson

Sharon McElhinney’s husband, Liam ‘Tilly’ McElhinney (pictured at right) died on January 23 after a 16-month long battle with esophageal cancer.

The late Liam 'Tilly' McElhinney.

The late Liam 'Tilly' McElhinney.

Liam was 48 years old.

Close family and friends rallied to organise fundraising events following Liam’s death, which Sharon revealed this week have raised a total of £6749.03.

One of the events was a walk in Dungiven ‘Walk For Tilly’, which saw hundreds of people take part.

“I am absolutely overwhelmed with the amount raised, and we are so grateful of the amount of support we received from the community,” Sharon told the ‘Journal’

Pictured are the family of Liam 'Tilly' McElhinney who were delighted with the large turnout of walkers in the Walk For Tilly in June. INLV2515-655KDR

Pictured are the family of Liam 'Tilly' McElhinney who were delighted with the large turnout of walkers in the Walk For Tilly in June. INLV2515-655KDR

Sharon is arranging presentations to be made to Macmillan Cancer, Oesophageal Cancer Fund and Charis.

Sharon also revealed she wanted to thank the Cancer Centre in Belfast where Liam was treated.

“A local lady is in the process of painting a landmark in Dungiven to be presented to the Cancer Centre in Belfast in memory of Liam/Tilly,” Sharon explained.