Mary and Mairead limber up for
Mairead Harkin and Mary McLaughlin are limbering up
again for a repeat of their local charity 10K fun
The lifelong friends, who held their first event
last year, are inviting people to join them again to
raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Unit, Carndonagh and
It all started with a New Year's dare last year, but
the girls say they remain committed to their new
“We were overwhelmed by the support we received for
the fun run in 2015 and even before it was fully
finished people were saying we had to do it again,”
“So it wasn’t a difficult decision to stage one for
2016 and if anything, it has spurred us on to keep
Mary McLaughlin, far left, and
Mairead Harkin, far right, pictured before last
year's 10K along with AJ Harkin and classmates who
are members of Foyle Sailability.
(Photo: Rosemary, The Old Lane Studio)
Mary said they both
“feel really strongly that we want local charities
to benefit from the event and we have chosen The
Alzheimer’s Unit, Carndonagh and Foyle Sailability
as our chosen charities, because we know first-hand
the work they do and we know that any money raised
will be spent locally”.
Despite a hit-and-miss summer weather-wise so far,
Mary and Mairead are confident the elements won’t
deter the community from supporting their upcoming
event. It will take place on Sunday, August 28, 2016
at 2pm (Registration from 12.30pm at Kealey’s Bar,
Greencastle). Entry is €10 and kids go free.
Everyone is welcome.
More details in the Inishowen
Events Guide .