DONEGAL MAN KEEPS CHARITY IN THE PICTURE WITH UNIQUE FUNDRAISING SCHEME

first_imgA well-known Donegal charity fundraiser is receiving a terrific ‘reception’ after launching a unique scheme.Terence Gallagher came up with the plan when he visited his sister who had two old television sets.He found it was easy to sell the old sets and made a few euro for his chosen charity St Vincent De Paul. Then he realised that with the arrival of digital television across the country in October, many people were looking to offload their old televisions.So the Falcarragh man, who has lived in Letterkenny for many years, man sent out an appeal for old television sets.And in just two weeks he has gathered just under ONE HUNDRED television sets.“I can’t believe the response. It really has been terrific. “With the arrival of digital TV, a lot of people are taking the opportunity to buy new televisions.“People are just glad they don’t have to go to the bother of scrapping their old televisions and they are going to a good cause,” said Terence.Terence, who works at the Letterkenny Community centre, arranges for the televisions to be sent to different parts of Africa and the profit made goes directly to St Vincent De Paul.“People in Africa may live in poor conditions but they almost all have televisions.“There is a market for them there. We don’t get a lot of money for them but whatever we do get goes directly to the charity,” vowed Terence. He is currently storing the televisions at Letterkenny Athletic Club’s clubhouse on the Pearse Road, but is also looking for anyone who can donate some warehouse space close to Letterkenny Town Centre to get in touch.Televisions must be in working order and Terence can be contacted on 086 3192721.DONEGAL MAN KEEPS CHARITY IN THE PICTURE WITH UNIQUE FUNDRAISING SCHEME was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charityST VINCENT DE PAULTELEVISION SETSTERENCE GALLAGHERlast_img read more

DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS WIN DONEGAL CHALLENGE CUP

first_imgDonegal Under 12 Schoolboys teamDonegal U12 schoolboys got their Foyle Cup preparations under way as they lifted the Donegal Challenge Cup in Ballyare on Saturday.This quadrangular tournament saw the hosts, along with East Donegal; Maiden City (Derry) and Carninny Youths from the Northern Ireland premier league compete in a round-robin tournament.The hosts took to the field in the first game against their East Donegal counterparts, a game they won on a scoreline of 3-0. The second game saw them take on Maiden City academy and again they came out on top on a scoreline of 5-1, with Jason McDaid helping himself to four goals.This set up a winner takes all final game against the Ballymena lads, as they had also won their two respective games. The hosts aided by a stiff breeze got off to the perfect with two goals inside the first ten minutes form Conor Black. They stayed on top throughout the first half to lead 3-0 with the third coming from Stephen Black from a corner.Carninny Youths to their credit never gave up and played some nice football in the second half. However, three further goals by Ciaran Moore, Jason McDaid and ‘Dixie’ Ferry saw the Donegal schoolboys prevail on a final scoreline of 5-1.Overall, team manager Kevin McHugh can be reasonably happy with today’s showing but will know that much tougher tests lie ahead in the Foyle Cup in two weeks time. DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS WIN DONEGAL CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Challenge CupDonegal U12 schoolsboyslast_img read more