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Funds raised by charity events Ride On for Raff and Run for Raff were handed over recently at functions in Lissummon and Poyntzpass.

Ride On for Raff took place in October in Lissummon and involved a 20 or 55 mile cycle round County Armagh.

Members of both families and Run for Raff event organisers are pictured handing over cheques to Joanne Badger, representative of Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI  (£1600); Sarah Breen, representative of Friends of the Cancer Centre (£792); Aileen Mulligan, representative of Macmillan Cancer Support (£700) and Francis Savage, representative of Southern Area Hospice (£1600). Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Members of both families and Run for Raff event organisers are pictured handing over cheques to Joanne Badger, representative of Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI (£1600); Sarah Breen, representative of Friends of the Cancer Centre (£792); Aileen Mulligan, representative of Macmillan Cancer Support (£700) and Francis Savage, representative of Southern Area Hospice (£1600). Photograph: Columba O'Hare

£3270 was raised for Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI (£1635) and Friends of The Cancer Centre (£1635). Lissummon woman Bernice Rafferty also raised £460 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma (Money that was donated by her friends in lieu of presents for her 40th Birthday Party)

Sarah Breen, centre, Friends of the Cancer Centre receives a cheque for £1635, from committee members of the Ride On for Raff charity cycle. A total of £3270  was raised for two Charities, Friends of the Cancer Cente and  Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI.  The Cycle was held in October in Lissummon in memory of Adrian Rafferty.  Included with Sarah are from left Donal McCoy,  Claudine Rafferty, Barry Convery, Paul O'Hagan,  Jacqueline Rafferty,  Pat O'Hagan and Niamh McCoy. Committee members missing from photograph are Eugene O'Hagan, Brian Murtagh, Siofra McAleer and Brendan Durkin. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Sarah Breen, centre, Friends of the Cancer Centre receives a cheque for £1635, from committee members of the Ride On for Raff charity cycle. Included with Sarah are from left Donal McCoy, Claudine Rafferty, Barry Convery, Paul O'Hagan, Jacqueline Rafferty, Pat O'Hagan and Niamh McCoy. Committee members missing from photograph are Eugene O'Hagan, Brian Murtagh, Siofra McAleer and Brendan Durkin. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

The Run for Raff 10k Road Run or 2.5 Mile Walk took place in Poyntzpass in December and raised £4692 for four charities.

Joanne Badger, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI receives a cheque for £1635 from Claudine Rafferty and Jacqueline Rafferty, proceeds of the Ride On for Raff charity cycle. A total of £3270  was raised for two Charities, Friends of the Cancer Cente and  Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI.  The Cycle was held in October in Lissummon in memory of Adrian Rafferty.  Committee members pictured include, from left Niamh McCoy,  Barry Convery, Paul O'Hagan,  Pat O'Hagan and Donal McCoy. Committee members missing from photograph are Eugene O'Hagan, Brian Murtagh, Siofra McAleer and Brendan Durkin. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Joanne Badger, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI receives a cheque for £1635 from Claudine Rafferty and Jacqueline Rafferty, proceeds of the Ride On for Raff charity cycle. Committee members pictured include, from left Niamh McCoy, Barry Convery, Paul O'Hagan, Pat O'Hagan and Donal McCoy. Committee members missing from photograph are Eugene O'Hagan, Brian Murtagh, Siofra McAleer and Brendan Durkin. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI and Southern Area Hospice both received £1600; Friends of the Cancer Centre received £792 and Macmillan Cancer Support received £700.

Bernice Rafferty, right, Lissummon is pictured presenting a cheque for £460 to Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI in memory of Lissummon man Adrian Rafferty . The money was donated by her friends in lieu of presents for her 40th Birthday Party. Included with Bernice from left are : Joanne Badger, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI ; Claudine Rafferty, and Jacqueline Rafferty. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Bernice Rafferty, right, Lissummon is pictured presenting a cheque for £460 to Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI in memory of Lissummon man Adrian Rafferty . The money was donated by her friends in lieu of presents for her 40th Birthday Party. Included with Bernice from left are : Joanne Badger, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI ; Claudine Rafferty, and Jacqueline Rafferty. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Both events were in memory of Lissummon man Adrian Rafferty who died with Leukaemia in 2014

The Run for Raff event this year was also held in memory of Acton man John Cloughley who  passed away from cancer in 2015 and had taken part in the Run in 2014.

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