Four thousand hands needed for chain for life

Michelle Nic Phaidin

Reporter:

Michelle Nic Phaidin

Over two thousand people are being urged to come out and hold hands to create a chain from Falcarragh to Gortahork in aid the Irish Cancer Society this Easter Sunday. The event will be run in conjunction with Relay for Life Donegal.

Over two thousand people are being urged to come out and hold hands to create a chain from Falcarragh to Gortahork in aid the Irish Cancer Society this Easter Sunday. The event will be run in conjunction with Relay for Life Donegal.

“The Chain for Life” committee are hoping that people from around the county will come and support their novel charity endeavour which will only cost them what they themselves wish to donate. To date, there are between fifteen and eighteen members on the committee who are working hard towards the Easter Sunday event.

Frances Curran a member of the organising committee said that she is hoping that schools and local organisations will come up and help them make up the numbers on the day. “We are organising a chain for life from Falcarragh to Gortahork in aid of the Irish Cancer Society in conjunction with Relay for life Donegal. At this point we are organising it but there has been a huge amount of interest in it to date. We wanted to do something locally to help raise money for the Irish Cancer Society. There are between fifteen and eighteen members on the committee,” she said.

Members of the Relay for Life Donegal attended one of the earlier meetings held by the local committee. It is hoped that the event, which promises to be a success, will raise much needed funds for the charity. Two thousand people, four hundred sets of hands big and small, young and old are needed to create the chain for life. “We decided to get numbers printed and have a table or two in Gortahork and a table or two in Falcarragh and let people donate what they want. Ideally we would like to create the chain from Falcarragh chapel to Gortahork chapel,” she said. After the chain for life has been completed and photos taken and the event filmed it is hoped that everyone can then go to “Teach a’ Cheoil” in Gortahork where music and refreshments will be provided. Children may be surprised if the Easter Bunny makes his way to the event and there may even be face paints.

Anyone who wants to lend a helping hand are invited to do so. You may contact members of the committee by calling Frances at 087 2880064 or Grace at 087 226382.