Entries are now being taken for the 2023 North West 10k which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday the 1st of May in Letterkenny. Enter online now at https://www.njuko.net/nw_10k_2023. For further details go to www.northwest10k.com and on the North West 10k social media platforms.
The three charities benefitting this year are Multiple Sclerosis Donegal Branch, St Bernadette’s Special School Letterkenny and the Letterkenny Community Development Project
MS Ireland Donegal Branch is a vibrant charity which focuses on the specific needs of people who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis. This neurological condition is varied in terms of physical and cognitive symptoms. As a charity, MS approaches a range of needs in creative and flexible ways. They organise social occasions (dinner and entertainment, outings to places with natural beauty) for members with MS and their families. MS responds to members’ requests who need disability supports and appliances. They fund in person and online physiotherapy and yoga classes, and subsidise transport for wheelchair users who avail of art classes or cannot afford transport to hospital.
St Bernadette’s Special School
St Bernadette’s is a Special School which caters for children with Mild General Learning Difficulties from areas throughout Donegal. They are currently fundraising for a wheelchair accessible bus. Many of their staff members hold bus driving licenses and the buses are used frequently each day. They use them for travelling to work experience, sporting events (tennis, swimming, gymnastics) and numerous other social activities.
Letterkenny Community Development Project
Letterkenny Community Development Project is a voluntary group of caring and supporting people. Their ambition is to
improve our community for all, by encouraging participation, personal development and inclusiveness throughout their programmes and facilities. The charity was established in 2001 to work from a bottom up approach to social inclusion and poverty by ensuring that all of the disadvantaged target groups are represented on our voluntary Board of Directors keeping the principles of community development a must for all that they do.