‘A Wile Goose Chase’ in Glengad

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A one-of-a-kind charity ‘wile goose chase’ is taking place in a bid to raise funds in memory of two Glengad friends who sadly passed away earlier this year.

A ‘Wile Goose Chase’ event was recently launched in Denis Harkin’s thatch cottage in Ballynahona, Glengad.

The unique fundraising drive will see a host of events taking place in the run-up to Christmas to raise cash for the Coronary and Cancer Care in memory of Tommy McColgan, of Culkeny, and Angela Grogan, Glengad - dear friends who sadly passed away within days of each other, in January.

And organisers have thought up a unique way of raising the cash. They’re reviving an old tradition in Glengad, where people would rare geese which would then have to be walked to the Christmas fat stock sale in Carndonagh mart each December.

A spokesperson from the fundraising committee told the Journal: “The committee decided to relive this tradition from the incubation of the goose eggs right through to the walk to Carndonagh in December.

“The numbered eggs are now incubating and committee members are currently going door to door selling lottos to guess the first four eggs to hatch for €2 or you can have three chances for €5 and be in with a chance of winning €1000. Or eggs can be sponsored at Culkeeny Post Office for €10 with a chance of winning €100 for the first egg hatched.”

Once the goslings hatch they will be raised by members of the committee in Ballynahona, in preparation for the long walk to Carndonagh in December.

There will be ongoing events in the lead up to the walk with all proceeds going to Coronary and Cancer Care.

The committee are already off to a great start raising awareness on facebook and winning a prize for their float at the recent Easter Parade in Carndonagh.

For more information follow ‘A Wile Goose Chase’ on Facebook. preparation for the long walk to Carndonagh in December.