Foreglen GAC fundraiser helps local community groups and Rossmar School

Seamus Mullan, Margaret Mullan, Rossmar student, Michael Cartin with Rossmar VP Ms Archibald

Seamus Mullan, Margaret Mullan, Rossmar student, Michael Cartin with Rossmar VP Ms Archibald

A big hearted GAA club has raised more than £2,000 that will help a local special needs school and two local groups.

O’Brien’s GAC, Foreglen, held a fundraiser for Rossmar School in Limavady, Glenshane Care Association, and Benbradagh Resource Centre, raising £2,205 from ticket sales and the raffle on the night.

Darren Mullan, Seamus Mullan, Margaret Mullan, Catherine McLaughlin and Noel McFeely, some of the committee involved in organising the night presenting the cheque to Margaret O'Connor and Ann Marie Convery from Glenshane Care Centre. The proceeds were raised from a charity night held by O'Brien's GAC

Darren Mullan, Seamus Mullan, Margaret Mullan, Catherine McLaughlin and Noel McFeely, some of the committee involved in organising the night presenting the cheque to Margaret O'Connor and Ann Marie Convery from Glenshane Care Centre. The proceeds were raised from a charity night held by O'Brien's GAC

Rossmar and Benbradagh both received £400, and the remainder to Glenshane Care Centre.

A spokesperson for the Club said: “The proceeds were split this way, as unlike Rossmar and Benbradagh, Glenshane is not fully funded. The club wanted to show their appreciation for the care and support provided to the children and young adults that attend the school and centres.”

On the special fundraising committee were Noel McFeely, Josie McFeely, Catherine McLaughlin and Seamus and Margaret Mullan.

The Mullan’s son, 35-year-old Darren, attended Rossmar and now attends Benbradagh and Glenshane Care.

Margaret Mullan presenting the cheque to Benbradagh Resource Centre.  The proceeds were raised from a charity night held by O'Brien's GAC

Margaret Mullan presenting the cheque to Benbradagh Resource Centre. The proceeds were raised from a charity night held by O'Brien's GAC

“It’s a lifeline for him,” says Margaret. “If he wasn’t happy, he wouldn’t go.”

Rossmar Vice Principal, Corrienne Archibald, said of the donation: “It’s brilliant, and we want to say a big ‘thank you’ to the Club for doing this,” said Ms Archibald. She explained the money will be used to buy equipment for outdoor play, and to cater for sensory needs.

Ms Archibald says they’re grateful to anyone who considers fundraising for the school.