— Walk While You Can (@walkwhileyoucan) August 28, 2019
The news was announced of the death of Fr Tony Coote, patient advocate, charity fundraiser and the administrator of Mount Merrion and Kilmacud parishes in Dublin,
Chief Executive of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Róisín Duffy paid tribute to Fr Coote.
She said: “From the moment he was diagnosed, Fr Tony Coote not only bore his illness with tremendous dignity, he also became a tireless advocate for everyone living with MND“.
Fr Coote undertook a 550km walk from Donegal to Cork last year, called ‘Walk While You Can’, raising €600,000.