Fundraiser organised for Rachel’s Fund

Rachel McGettigan.
Rachel McGettigan.

A number of fundraisers have been set up for Rachel McGettigan, the young woman who is hoping to have pioneering brain surgery in Australia.

The operation, which will be carried out by renowned brain surgeon Dr. Charles Teo, is expected to remove a 14mm cyst on her brain - and help relieve some of the pain the 24-years-old mother of one experiences every day.

The surgery costs £45,000 and a fundraising campaign set up to help her family reach this target has already raised a quarter of the money needed.

The latest fundraiser to be added to the list includes an amazing showcase of talent at the Alley Theatre in Strabane on Wednesday 20th May at 7.30pm. The Gala Concert will feature at least 14 performers, with all profits going to ‘Rachel’s Fund’.

Tickets are priced at £10, and went on sale yesterday. To book contact the Alley Theatre Box Office on 02871384444 or visit If you want to make a donation to Rachel’s Fund you can do so at