North West 10k raises €34,500

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The 20th North West 10k Run & Walk has raised €34,500 for two charities.

The impressive figure was revealed on Monday night in the Mount Errigal Hotel as cheques for €17,250 were presented to the Donegal branches of the Spina Bifida and Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

North West 10k Chairperson James Boyle praised the efforts of the two benefiting charities and his committee with proceeds up some €7,000 on last year.

The North West 10k which celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this year has now raised a total of €750,000 for 31 charities since the first event was staged in 1997.

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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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