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Local community rallies for Mark Farren 06.05.15

THE North West community including some well known sports stars are rallying around soccer player Mark Farren as he battles brain cancer.
Donations to help the former Derry City and Glenavon striker receive life-saving treatment abroad have been flooding in. The fund now stands at over 30,000.
The money raised so far have included donations from well known soccer stars including Seamus Coleman, James McClean and David Forde.
The Greencastle man (33) has been fighting the disease for six years.
His third bout of surgery was undertaken over a month ago with about 90 per cent of the tumour removed.
The invasive procedure, which indicated that the tumour is at the highly-aggressive grade four stage, led to some losses of speech and mobility for Mark.
"Being no stranger to thinking outside the box, Mark is seeking medical assistance from an elite cancer centre in Germany," a statement on a special fundraising reads.
"The six-week treatment programme is his best chance of saving or at least prolonging his life. This is the one goal with which Mark needs our help. Any contribution is greatly appreciated."
Mark Farren with his wife, Terri Louise
Meanwhile, a myriad of fundraisers are being organised around the popular footballer's native Greencastle and Moville and further afield. They include coffee mornings; a special soccer match organised by Moville Celtic and a gig organised by popular local band The Yetis. If you would like us to publish details of your fundraiser for Mark, please send details to events@inshowennews.com . To see local Mark Farren fundraisers click here . To donate to the Mark Farren Treatment Fund click here .
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