Donegal’s All-Star goalkeeper Paul Durcan is all set to take part in Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa as well as acting as ambassador for the project.
Paul and his girlfriend, Edel Gannon, will be running and aiming to raise much needed funds for the poorest of the poor.
Fr Michael Mc Cullagh from Dungloe formed VLM (Vincentian Lay Missionaries) in 2002 and for the past 12 years they have done trojan work for the poorest of the poor in Ethiopia.
The charity has two directors from Donegal, Fr. McCullagh and Paul McLoone from Ballyshannon.
Durcan said, “I met Fr. Michael in recent times and I am delighted to be able to help in some small way with the magnificent work that VLM are undertaking in Ethiopia.
“My girlfriend Edel will be joining me on the run and we hope to raise much needed funds and to visit as many projects as possible. We are deeply appreciative of the sponsorship we are receiving from Donagh Kelly of KN networks, which enables us to take part .
“Despite the recession we are relatively well off in Ireland so it is a great opportunity for Edel and I to help those most in need in this vast country.”