North West 10k fund-raising events in full swing

North West 10k fund-raising events in full swing
With less than five weeks to go the charities benefiting from this year’s North West 10k charity run and walk are busy with fundraising initiatives to boost their monetary return from the event which is now in its 18th year.

With less than five weeks to go the charities benefiting from this year’s North West 10k charity run and walk are busy with fundraising initiatives to boost their monetary return from the event which is now in its 18th year.

The North West 10k has raised in excess of 650,000 euro for a number of very worthy causes over those 18 years and this time around it is the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Conwal Parish Church Restoration Committee who will be the main beneficiaries on Sunday, May 4th in Letterkenny.

The charity event has been attracting an entry of around 3,000 runners and walkers in recent years and the organizers are hoping to at least match those figures again. Dyslexia Association Chairperson Mick Lagan said his members were delighted to have been selected to be one of the two main beneficiaries from this year’s event.

“We get no state funding and are depending on voluntary fundraising all the time to seek us going. We just want to give the children the best chance possible for the future. Our members are looking forward to working closely with the Conwal Parish Church committee to make the North West 10k a success for both of us” Mr Lagan concluded.

Conwal Parish Church committee member Cynthia Furey said the money raised would go towards works on the restoration of the tower and spire at the Church which is located opposite St. Eunan’s Cathedral.

Chairperson James Boyle is encouraging as many people as possible to pre-enter for the event with huge numbers expected against to do the charity race and walk. Runners who will have chip timing can pre-enter on-line by going to www.northwest10k.com. It is an AAI Permit Granted and accurately measured course. The entry fee for runners is €15 and €10 for walkers. There will also be an opportunity to pre-enter at Letterkenny Community Centre in the week leading up to the event

The charity race and walk takes place on Sunday, May 4th in Letterkenny starting at 2.00. For further details visit the website at www.northwest10k.com. The 10k committee is delighted to again have the same sponsors on board Brian McCormick Sports and Leisure and Donegal Daily.Com