Local Sports Stars Offer Support To Upcoming Fundraiser For Colm Donnelly

Aged just 18, Colm Donnelly from Gorey died in February while working on his car…

Colm’s family and friends are now organising a fundraiser to give back to those who helped Colm. Colm’s sister, Niamh, has organised a tractor/road run on Sunday the 23rd of April in memory of her 18 year old brother, Colm.

The fundraiser itself is a Road Run full with tractors, lorries and vintage cars and the organisers are expecting approximately 500 vehicles on the day. The Gorey Fire brigade and Gardai will be leading the run and will also set up through out the day for pictures with children.

There will also be some food trucks, ice creams vans, coffee boxes, so it has really become a whole family day out, while spectator parking will be free on the day too.

The funds raised will be split between: ICU St Vincent’s University Hospital, Friends of Gorey District Hospital, Kilanerin National School and Gorey Community School.

In an interview today on South East Radio, Colm’s cousin spoke about how his legacy will continue to live on as he donated his organs, saving five lives.

The fundraiser has already gained some traction online and over 5k has already been raised. There was an interview released on South East Radio today, while there is another interview going out on Beat102-103 on Sunday regarding Colm’s story and the fundraiser.

There are lot of people getting behind this fundraiser including some familiar faces such as Tadhg Furlong, The 2 Johnnies, and Paul McGrath who have all offered their support to the fundraiser.

Head over to GoFundMe if you’re in a position to donate to the fundraiser.

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