The three main charities chosen to benefit from next month’s North West 10k have organised a number of fundraising events in and around Letterkenny for this Saturday, April 20th. The Special Needs Accessible Playpark group SNAP along with the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital and the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team are working together to make the most of Saturday’s fundraising events.
The New Dunnes Stores, Tesco’s and TK Maxx car parks as well as the Centra Shop at the Mountain Top will be the main bases for the charities on the day. There will be face painting, balloon animals and blood checks as well as a variety of fancy dress costume appearances around town and other surprises.
The Mountain Rescue and Autism Assistant dogs including the now famous Buddy will be added attractions on the day. In addition there will be a car and bus touring the town filled with balloons with prizes for guessing the right numbers. At Centra Mountain Top there will be a sponsored carwash as well as a bucket collection.
The North West Charity 10k Run and Walk takes place in Letterkenny on Sunday, May 5th. The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will use the proceeds from the North West 10k to help complete a new heart unit, which will aid early diagnosis and treatment of a range of cardiac illnesses saving patients the stress of having to travel to Dublin or Galway.
SNAP is raising money to fund and provide play facilities in Letterkenny’s Bernard McGlinchey Town Park for those with special needs. Donegal Mountain Rescue will use the money raised from the North West 10k to replace two ageing vehicles. The three charities are encouraging the public to come out and support their fundraising efforts on Saturday. The website at www.northwest10k.com is now open to take on-line entries and also to get further information on the event. Entry is 15 euro for the run and 10 euro for the walk.