Self-Care Wellness Fair returns to Letterkenny for second year

By Dionne Meehan LETTERKENNY woman Claire Coughlan has organised a ‘Self-Care Wellness Fair’ to raise funds for her colleague Olivia Robb who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Set to take place in the Silver Tassie Hotel on Sunday, May 26 from 1pm to 4pm, Claire is hoping to raise some vital funds while […]

Charlie Bird exposed illegal gambling claims in Donegal

by Louise Doyle ONE week ago former RTÉ journalist and campaigner Charlie Bird was remembered as a “hero and legend” who was “brave beyond words” at a service to celebrate his life. The renowned 74-year-old broadcaster died on Tuesday of last week having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2021. Advertisement Mr Bird didn’t […]

Penneys rally around colleague diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

By Dionne Meehan THE STAFF in Penneys Letterkenny are preparing to strut their stuff on the catwalk in a bid to raise funds for their colleague Olivia Robb who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Working in Penneys for almost 30 years, Olivia is a well-known face in the store and is adored by […]

Huge support for mother diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

OVER €20,000 has been raised in the space of four days for a Newtowncunningham woman battling Motor Neurone Disease. Originally from Sligo, Olivia Robb’s diagnosis has led to significant and immediate challenges for her family, emotionally, practically and financially. Working as a member of staff in Penneys, Letterkenny for the past 30 years, Olivia’s vibrant personality […]

Arranmore’s Paddy Conaghan to take on another charity challenge

by Louise Doyle INSPIRED by Charlie Bird’s climb of Croagh Patrick as he battles Motor Neurone Disease (MND), an Arranmore pensioner is preparing to take on a New Year challenge to raise money for those with the condition. Paddy Conaghan captured the hearts of everyone at home and around the world when the 82-year-old took on […]

‘I couldn’t get it right when I was dancing’

IN March 2017, Charlie Boyle received news that almost nothing can prepare you for – he was told that he had motor neurone disease (MND). It kills a third of those who have it within a year, rising to a half by the end of year two, with no known cure. MND is often referred […]