DONEGAL All-Ireland winner Mark McHugh is one of six people who will this weekend take part in a parachute jump in aid of the new playground that is being developed in Carrick.
McHugh, along with Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Aaron Billy Doherty, Adrian Byrne, Andrea Doherty and Pat Mulkerins will all be taking part in this high-flying challenge on Saturday in County Offaly – with all money raised going to the development and insurance of the playground.
The brave six will take to the sky wearing their local GAA jersey (Naomh Columba, Chill Chartha and Na Cella Beaga) which will show the 3 clubs coming together for this great cause.
“A target of €50,000 was set at the beginning and since that we have ran a few different fundraising events since we started last year and to date we have €38,000 raised,” McHugh said.
“We are hoping this final fundraiser will bring us over the total. We need an extra bit due to insurance costs and maintenance.”
McHugh was flying during a Donegal career that saw him win the 2012 All-Ireland, but bow the sky really is the limit.
The Kilcar man said: “I’ve done a lot of things in my life but jumping out of plane at 15,000ft isn’t one of them!
“I’ve always wanted to do a sky dive so this kills two birds with one stone: Doing something good for the local community and ticking a box of my bucket list.”
You can make a donation via the Go Fund Me Page that has been set up: https://www.gofundme.com/f/parachute-jump-for-carrick-playground?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_nacp+share-sheet&rcid=a666e1a9fdf7443f9bb9a98ff1222dda