Call for charities ahead of 2019 North West 10k

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The North West 10k committee is now inviting expressions of interest from charities to be beneficiaries from next year’s run and walk.

The 209 North West 10k will take place on Sunday the 5th of May in Letterkenny.

Interested charities are invited to make their applications to Ann Condon, Grand Central, Complex, Canal Road, Letterkenny. Email anne@letterkennychamber.com.

The closing date for applications is Friday the 11th of January.

The date for the 23rd North West 10k was confirmed during Wednesday evening’s Annual General Meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel.

There was no change to the Officer Board with all the outgoing members returned to their positions.

Chairperson Neil Martin thanked the committee for their commitment to the charity event in 2018 and now the organisation is turning their attention to the Bank Holiday Sunday of May 5th and aim edge ever closer to the €800,000 fundraising mark since the North West 10k was first staged in 1997.

Over the past 22 years a total of 776,882 euros has raised for over 30 charities.  Last year’s beneficiaries were Breastcare North West and the Diabetes Ireland (Donegal Branch) who each received 6,198 euros.

The 2019 North West 10k officers include Neil Martin (Chairperson);  Nancy McNamee (Vice-Chairperson); Rosemary Foy and Bernie Brennan (Joint Secretaries); Anne Condon (Treasurer); Brendan McDaid (Race Director); Declan Kerr (PRO), Charlie Kelly (Honorary President). Committee – Neilly McDaid (Head Steward), Paddy Bond, Seamus Murphy, Gerard McGinley and Norman Spratt.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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