Every hour, every day the Samaritans are available


THE Samaritans are looking for listening volunteers to help it continue delivering its vital services. The charity recently issued public pleas for anyone contemplating harming themselves to get in touch. The offers of help came following a number of sudden tragedies across the north west. Advertisement James, who asked that only his first name be used for […]


Poor box donations raise almost €60,000 for charities


ALMOST €60,000 for charitable causes has been raised from courtrooms across Donegal in the past ten years, an analysis of poor box donations shows. St Vincent de Paul was the biggest beneficiary of funds with the county’s branches receiving €24,255 between 2012 and 2021. Second on the list was Donegal Hospice. Advertisement It received €12,930 from the court poor box, […]


Mary Whoriskey recognised for her inspirational charity work


MARY Whoriskey’s charitable endeavours have been recognised with a Gala Retail Inspiration Award. The Whoriskey family has been lighting up Kerrykeel with their Christmas lights display for 17 years. Since the switch was first thrown the impressive illuminations have raised an incredible €94,000 for charities including Letterkenny Breast Care Unit, Friends of the Hospital, the Acquired Brain Injury Unit and the Irish […]


Cars and Coffee morning drives charity to school


A Strabane school has benefitted from a fundraising ‘drive’ organised by a Lifford businessman. Over £1,300 and more than 200 toys were gathered for Knockavoe School in Strabane through Keith ‘Bear’ Gamble’s ‘Cars and Coffee Morning’. The event, which Keith has been running for four years at Applegreen in Lifford, sees car enthusiasts congregate to marvel at a fleet […]


Raphoe student’s passion for music leads to release of CD


RAGLAN Road, Eleanor Plunkett and Grace are just a few songs that feature on transition year student, Eunan O’Hagan’s new charity CD. Recorded as a mini company project in Deele College, ‘The Irish Tin Whistle Way’ has so far raised over €500 for Jigsaw Donegal. Eunan started playing the tin whistle in 2019 and has developed […]


Gaoth Dobhair woman braves the shave in aid of a great local charity


GAOTH DOBHAIR woman Kathleen Griffin has taken control of her hair loss and has braved the shave in a bid to raise much needed funds for local charity Eitiltí and Seirbhísí Ailse Dhún na nGall. In September 2022 Kathleen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Luckily she only had to wait four weeks for surgery, to which […]


Letterkenny man ran 100km non-stop for blindness charity


A charity run organised by a Letterkenny man living in Melbourne has raised over $800,000 for an organisation focused on preventing and treating blindness. Mike Toner jogged 100 kilometres as part of the ‘Quick as Thieves’ ultra marathon, an effort that kept him moving for the best part of ten hours. The former St Eunan’s College student has lived […]


Paddy preparing to ‘Duck and Drive’ again for charity


AN 81-year-old Arranmore man who completed an epic swim around Ireland’s coast is preparing to get back into the water. Paddy Conaghan raised over €112,000 through his ‘Ducking and Driving’ challenge which took him to ports and piers the entire circumference of the island. He undertook the mission for Gemma’s Legacy of Hope, a counselling service established in memory of […]


Car wash’s endeavours ‘Bear’ fruit for charities


CHARITIES across Ireland are continuing to clean up thanks to the generous efforts of a Lifford car wash. Through car shows and ‘car and coffee mornings’ Joe Soaps has to date raised €36,440 for ten different good causes. Among the latest to benefit was the Eoin Henry Foundation, a cancer charity set up in 2017 […]