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Banana Chat - meet Liam McHugh

by Banana Crumble | Feb 20, 2018

My name is Liam Mc Hugh,

I am 56 years young and live in Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland. I have been married to Eleanor for almost 31 years and we have an only child Rachel aged 26 who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. It’s not been easy adapting to the lifestyle of daily medication, physio, hospital appointments etc but has become a way of life. I have dedicated my life to fundraising for CF mainly by running marathons along with other various types of fundraising. My marathons include New York, a few Belfast’s, Dublin’s, Newry and quite a few London Marathons. Last years London Marathon was my proudest achievement yet raising a grand total of almost £38,000.00. I’ve already started my fundraisng for this years London Marathon and have reached £7,000.00 at present which brings my total altogether up to £190,000.00 since Rachel was born. I hope to pass the magical £200k mark by the end of this years London Marathon. In 2015 I was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queens New Years Honours list for my services to Cystic Fibrosis. In October 2017 I was made an Ambassador for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. I am very proud of both, helping to raise awareness.

What is your favourite joke?
What do you call a sleepwalking nun ? A roamin Catholic.

What makes you smile?
Good News

What is your favourite good news story?
New drugs to save lives

What inspires you?
People living with illnesses like Cystic Fibrosis that don’t lie down to it.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Do away with poverty. Some people are filthy rich and others are starving.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
I wish I had the power of healing, so that I could make sick people well again.

What is your favourite food?
Steak, chips, mushrooms, onions and peppered sauce.

What is your favourite drink?

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
My Cappucinno’s

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
That life saving drugs like Orkambi would be readily available instead of having to fight the system to get it approved. If this was the case lives would be saved. What price for a life ? To sign the petition please go to

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I’m left footed, but right handed when writing. I play snooker left handed but when using the rest in snooker I use my right hand.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Impossible is nothing.

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
My London Marathon Fundraiser 2018 for Cystic Fibrosis on 22nd April. Lets see if we can help Liam to each that magical £200,000 by the end of the London Marathon. To help Liam raise funds please click here 

Who is your favourite music artist?
Ed Sheeran

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most? 
My 26 year old daughter Rachel with CF. She is my inspiration, my life.

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Blue

Tea or coffee? Coffee

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? Half full

Pyjamas or not? Not

Night out or night in? Night in

Pizza or pasta? Pasta

Biscuits or cake? Biscuits

Wine or beer? Neither

Football or rugby? Football

Cinema or theatre? Cinema

Gym or TV? Gym

Naughty or nice? Naughty

Silver or gold? Gold

Tent or hotel? Hotel

Bath or shower? Shower

Starter or pudding? Pudding

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Game of Thrones

Finally, apple or banana? Apple

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