Donegal’s first Ladies’s Solely Multi-Sport Journey Problem has raised €5,500 for Donegal Ladies’s Centre and Donegal Ladies’s Home Violence Service – DWDVS.
The full was introduced this week following a profitable occasion on Saturday twenty ninth April final.
Over 200 ladies joined the run, kayak and biking race, with the bulk having by no means carried out something like this of their lives earlier than.
Donegal Sports activities Partnership organised the occasion together with sponsors Arthur McMahon from Donegal Oil Firm to encourage participation in out of doors actions for all age teams and health skills.
Since Covid and all of the lockdowns we’ve got endured over the previous few years, Group Donegal Oil and Donegal Sports activities Partnership have been approached by a lot of ladies who would like to take part in a enjoyable occasion that might get them again out coaching and even simply to begin doing a little coaching and still have one thing to sit up for taking part in with their buddies and work colleagues.
After a number of discussions between Myles Sweeney of Donegal Sports activities Partnership, Arthur McMahon, Donegal Oil Firm, Rory Kennedy. Grace Ann McGarvey and Shaun Stewart and Gartan Outside Schooling and Coaching Centre, this occasion was lastly dropped at life. Shaun Stewart, Course Director designed the route that consisted of a 5km Stroll/Jog/Run, 20km Cycle and a 1km Kayak.
The occasion Sponsor, Arthur McMahon, Donegal Oil Firm commented, “ It was simply superb to see the positivity and the power at Gartan on Saturday twenty ninth April, really superb and the assist they bought from our volunteers and their family and friends was superb, some even commenting that they might like to do it once more quickly. We will probably be organising one other one subsequent yr and dates will probably be mentioned and hopefully launched within the coming months. For the women to have raised a lot collectively and every charity benefiting to the sum of €2750 every is superb, properly carried out to every and everybody of the women.”
Donegal Sports activities Partnership (DSP) Co-ordinator Myles Sweeney added “Sports activities occasions which offer alternatives for girls to take part are a key focus of Sport Eire and the Donegal Sports activities Partnership and type a part of the Nationwide Ladies in Sport technique. We’re delighted to companion with Donegal Oil Firm for this occasion and our crew are delighted to have supported as many ladies as doable to participate in what was a enjoyable occasion at Gartan Outside Schooling and Coaching Centre.”
Each single cent raised from Registration Entry charges and donations went instantly to 2 Donegal Ladies’s Charities, Donegal Ladies’s Centre and Donegal Ladies’s Home Violence Service – DWDVS. Each charities do super work and supply important companies for girls right here in our county and so they each assist hundreds of girls of their centres annually.
Talking on behalf of the Donegal Ladies’s Centre based mostly at Port Rd, Letterkenny, Alison Egan, Interim Supervisor commented, “I went to assist the women at Gartan final April twenty ninth and I used to be so impressed with the quantity of girls who have been collaborating on this occasion. Ladies of all ages and skills and plenty of novices to the world of Journey racing. To have chosen our centre as one of many charities was an enormous raise to us and we’re so grateful to all the women who contributed via their registration charges and donations, thanks a lot to every and everybody of you.”
Marie Hainsworth, Supervisor of Donegal Home Violence Providers CLG additionally based mostly in Letterkenny commented, “We offer Home Violence Providers with a 24-hr helpline and emergency refuge lodging in addition to outreach assist for girls and youngsters all through the county of Donegal. To be chosen as a recipient of this Journey Problem fundraiser means a lot to us all her on the centre. As well as, we’ve got numerous programmes that provide a extra inventive manner of working with trauma, a few of that are designed particularly for kids. We want to sincerely thank Donegal Sports activities Partnership, Donegal Oil Firm and the entire women who donated via their registration charges and by different technique of donations. It’s best to all be so happy with your self for finishing the problem but additionally serving to so many different ladies by offering assist for us to supply companies and assist to them. Because of all the women who helped.”
Donegal ladies’s charities obtain €5,500 from first-ever journey problem was final modified: June 1st, 2023 by