Three Inishowen men, Alfie McGovern, Hughie Duffy and Liam McLaughlin recently staged a number of events in order to raise funds for Cancer Care West.
The three men are recipients of the wonderful service provided by the Inis Aoibhinn facility in Galway.
All of Cancer Care West’s services are provided at no cost to patients and their families and the charity relies heavily on voluntary fundraising and donations to meet the cost of providing these services.
The first event took place during the Clonmany festival when Hughie organised Horse Shoe and welly throwing, turf footing competitions as well as a raffle sponsored by Centra in Clonmany.
The second event was Alfie’s cycle and walk which took place on 12th October. On a beautiful sunny morning 80 cyclists and over 100 walkers took to the road from Fort Dunree and helped make it a fantastic event. Alfie would like to thank Fort Dunree, North Pole
Cycling Club, Saddle Rock Cycling Club, the Chain Gang and all others who participated and
kindly gave such generous sponsorship and prizes.
The next event was a dance held in the Strand Hotel in Ballyliffen which was attended by a massive crowd made up of local and many who travelled a great distance to be there. Alfie,
Hughie and Liam would like to thank The Strand Hotel Ballyliffen, Charlie’s Country Kitchen
and everyone else who gave so generously and helped make it a successful event.
Alfie said of his stay in Inis Aoibhinn: “The care and attention I received was second to none and they helped make a difficult situation a lot more manageable”.
Grainne McGettigan of Cancer Care West said: “On behalf of Cancer Care West I would like to thank all those involved for their wonderful support and generosity. The fact that all services at Cancer Care West are free is of great importance to the charity. This is only made possible through the amazing generosity of donors and fundraisers. Alfie, Hughie and Liam did Trojan work with their events and it was a pleasure meeting and working with them and their families.”