Charity event to remember Navan man and raise funds for Kevin Bell Trust

Navan-based personal trainer, Aoife Bradley is organising a charity spin in oder to raise funds for the organisation who helped repatriate a Navan man's remains.

Aoife Bradley is inviting everyone to join her on 14th April to honour Ivan Reilly as well as raise funds for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

Aoife said: “Ivan was born and bred in Navan. He grew up in St Brigid’s Villas and attended Scoil Mhuire and then St Pat’s. He then moved to Boston and later San Diego. Unfortunately, he passed away suddenly last October.”

Whilst experiencing bereavement, Ivan's family were confused and anxious about getting his body returned to Ireland. Aoife said: “The Kevin Bell Trust helped the Reilly family, in ways they will never be able to truly express their gratitude, in the most difficult time in their life, to bring Ivan home.”

She added: “On what would have been Ivan's 45th birthday, 14th April, I am going to teach 14 Express Spin classes and if I fill the classes as best as I can there is potential of just under €2k being raised on the day for the worthy organisation.”

Aoife already has over 100 people booked in so far for the event.

Encouraging more people to take part, she said: “Grief is the hardest journey to ever navigate, but my heart feels so full with the response so far. We will all peddle together, we will all remember Ivan and recognise the amazing work of Kevin Bell that has helped so many families across Ireland.”

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust organisation alleviates the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body of a loved one who has died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland.

It is €10 per person for this charity event, with all funds going towards Kevin Bell, the volunteer organisation.

The KBRT was founded out of a family tragedy when, in June 2013, Kevin Bell died suddenly in New York. Following an outpouring of support from Kevin's friends, family and colleagues, a significant amount of funds were raised to repatriate his remains back to Ireland.

As a permanent legacy to Kevin, the Bell family decided to use the funds to establish a charity to help other families who find themselves in a similar situation. Help comes in the form of financial support as well as advice and guidance on getting the remains of loved ones home as soon as possible.

To book a slot for this charity event which takes place at the Tara Performance centre, Garlow Cross, search Aoife Bradley on the Bookwhen website or visit the links in her Instagram bio, aoifebradleywellbeing.