Thursday 24 August 2017

Plan cooked up to get mobile café back on road

The camper before the accident
The camper before the accident
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Owners of a popular camper van café have thanked locals for their support after the van was destroyed when it unhooked from a Jeep and rolled into a bog.

The Happy Camper mobile café, famous for its pancakes and coffee, is situated in Glenveagh, Co Donegal, and a fundraiser has now been set up to try to get the camper back on the road.

Parts of the badly damaged mobile café
Parts of the badly damaged mobile café

It was destroyed on Saturday evening near Mount Errigal after the tow hook broke, disconnecting it from the Jeep. Nobody was injured in the incident.

The community has since rallied behind sisters Maria and Jane McCormack by setting up a fundraiser, which has so far raised €2,000.

It is hoped that €3,000 will be raised to carry out repairs.

Writing on the Happy Camper's Facebook page, Maria McCormack said: "I love you all and promise that I will not waste a minute on getting a wee caravan fixed up to get back out to where I love to be. Special thanks to all the men who helped to get it out of the bog."

The Happy Camper’s Maria McCormack Photo: Brian McDaid
The Happy Camper’s Maria McCormack Photo: Brian McDaid

A GoGetFunding page was set up by a close friend, who said: "The Happy Camper has brought us so many good times, laughs and memories, not to mention the great coffee and to-die-for pancakes.

"These ladies gave everything to make us 'happy campers' so maybe now we can try to help them back on their feet."

Irish Independent

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