Every year George McAleenan undertakes a Sponsored Walk for the charity, to raise money for Christmas activities and presents. (Buying for 450 children is not easy!) This year, he has surpassed himself, raising £19,600 by the time this article was written on November 20th!!! This is what he himself says:
“My annual sponsored walk was completed on Sunday 23rd October, and the amount raised was £18,100.00.This was the most sponsorship money raised on all of the walks.I was accompanied this year by Aileen McNally and Frances Kennedy, two women who are very keen to support the charity and do some fundraising.They had a Justgiving page.It was good to have someone to talk to while walking for a change.The money will be used to buy plenty of christmas presents for Fr Peter’s children and to pay for some christmas parties; in other words, to bring a little bit of christmas into the lives of the children. Some of the money will also be used to pay for some of the roof repairs to our residential home which was damaged by a colony of tropical termites.”
Aileen and Frances also posted information on the public site of their Facebook pages and they think that this may have helped to achieve the wonderful total.
A huge WELL DONE! and THANK YOU! to all three of you!