Marathon RunnersRosemary Bellew who is running the Irish Life Dublin Marathon in aid of Air Ambulance NI.Rosemary is running the DCM for the first time and said "as I was taking on this big challenge, I decided I would help a worthy cause. I am fundraising for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.A colleague in passing mentioned this charity and I started to think about fundraising for them.In my workplace we had to avail of the Air Ambulance as a guest took ill in the hotel.I was amazed by the excellent work that they do and was pleased to learn that the Air Ambulance NI serves both North & South of the border."Sandra Murphy-McQuaid who is running the Irish Life Dublin Marathon in aid of a number of charities.Sandra is running for both the Monaghan Branch of the Alzheimers Society and Make A Wish Ireland.The Monaghan Alzheimer Society has been providing service for over 20 years in the local community. The aim of the service is to provide care, support, advice and information to clients and families affected with dementia. Currently the service offersa new innovative activity based day care at home service, this offers families and clients a service within the clients own home. We also run a two day week Day Center in Cloughvalley, Carrickmacross and are in the process of developing apurpose based, five day a week Day Center, located in Monaghan town.Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness. Since 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 2,800 brave children across Ireland, including 181 wishes granted in 2019 alone. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding, and relies overwhelmingly on the kindness of the Irish public to continue granting wishes.Sandra McQuaid and Rosemary Bellew, who are both running this weekend's Irish Life Dublin Marathon in aid of a number of charities.Sandra is running for both the Monaghan Branch of the Alzheimers Society and Make A Wish Ireland, with Rosemary running in aid of Air Ambulance NI.