Lugnaquilla Challenge raises a massive €25,000 for Hospice

Published 25/09/2013 | 05:44

A WHOPPING €25,000 was raised for Wicklow Hospice during the recent Lugnaquilla Challenge pushing the hospice dream one step closer to reality.

The fundraising coffers were boosted not only to the fundraising of the walkers themselves but also by Arklow Credit Union who donated €10,000 having agreed to match the sponsorship money up to a total of €10,000.

Organisers of the walk were delighted with the final tally as it was more than five times the original target.

Fabian Doyle, organiser of the event, said that the target went up when Arklow Credit Union stepped in with a tremendously generous offer of support.

'We had originally set a target to get 50 walkers on board, each raising up to €100. As part of the task I approached the Arklow Credit Union for sponsorship and they returned with a proposal that for every euro we raised they would match it.'

'They were thrilled to come on board and support the event. They raised funds and collected donations without reservation. Their work together with Arklow Credit Union brought the final figure up to €25,000!'

Wicklow People

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