There’s a phrase that says: a strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.
That sounds exactly like the Carney Ladies Mini Marathon team in Sligo who topped the €10k mark this year with their incredible fundraising efforts for our charity.
Talk about Girl Power – this group’s energy knows no bounds and the latest cheque marks the 23rd year of their incredible fundraising work for local charities.
Where the money goes
Funds raised will go to support our local day resource centre in Sligo for another year which not only benefits local brain injury survivors in the county, but also those from Leitrim and West Cavan.
Teresa O’Boyle, our Local Services Manager in Sligo, said: “We cannot thank the Carney Ladies enough for their generous donation which will help more brain injury survivors rebuild their lives. Our neuro-rehabilitation and support services offer a vital lifeline to help people rebuild their lives. Having a brain injury can be very isolating. Our day resource centre here in Sligo provides vital peer support where our clients can meet other people in similar situations and teach them new skills.”
The Carney Ladies raised funds for our charity through a series of events organised in the lead up to the mini-marathon in addition to sponsorship. Their fundraisers included supermarket bag packs, pub quizzes, bingo nights, treasure hunts, a raffle and a cake sale.