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Thursday 14 December 2017

Locals raise almost €2,000 to repair camper van café destroyed after rolling into bog

The Happy Camper on it side in the bog following the accident at the weekend Photo: The Happy Camper Facebook page
The Happy Camper on it side in the bog following the accident at the weekend Photo: The Happy Camper Facebook page
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

OWNERS of a popular camper van café in Donegal 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 and a fundraiser has now been set up to try get the camper back on the road.

It was destroyed on Saturday evening after the tow hook broke, disconnecting it from the jeep.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

The community has since rallied behind sisters Maria and Jane McCormack by setting up a fundraiser, which has raised €1,955 at the time of writing.

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

Maria Mc Cormack with the remains of her Happy Camper following the accident at the weekend.
Maria Mc Cormack with the remains of her Happy Camper following the accident at the weekend.

Speaking 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."

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.

"Donate what you can, no matter what it is. Lets get our girls in the Happy Camper back on the road ASAP."

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