DANNY O’CARROLL’S bid to raise EVEN MORE money for local charities has been given a huge boost – his online call to action is 90 per cent towards a €15,000 target.
A host of celebrities begin arriving in Donegal tomorrow for Friday’s golf classic at Rosapenna and charity dinner at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday evening.
But Danny – who plays Buster in Mrs Brown’s Boys – also went on to the justgiving.com site in a bid to raise more money for two separate worthy causes, Pieta House and Louise James who lost five members of her family in the Buncrana pier tragedy.
Last night the online fund had reached an incredible €13,522 of the €15,000 target.
“The response has been overwhelming,” Danny told Donegal Daily.
“I’m really looking forward to Friday because the events will raise lots of money for two great causes.
“The online money is a real bonus and it would be fantastic if Donegal Daily readers could help us get it to the target.”
He also revealed that Shane Lowry has donated the golf ball he hit to land the hole-in-one at the US Masters last month towards the charity auction at the Mount Errigal.
Friday’s line-up of stars who will act as waiters for guests at the gala dinner at the Mount Errigal Hotel includes Pat Shields from Mrs Browns Boys, Dermot O’Neill, Mrs Browns Boys, Paddy Houlihan, Mrs Browns Boys, Jeremy Kyle, TV presenter, Steve Garrigan, lead singer from top Irish band Kodaline, Laurance Kinlin (Love/Hate) Jason McAteer (ex-footballer) Shane Burn (ex-Rugby player) Ronnie Whelan (ex-footballer) Stephen Hunt (footballer) Noel Hunt (footballer) Peter Odemwinge (footballer) Jason Quigley (boxer) Paddy Wallace (ex-Rugby player) Diana Bunici (TV presenter/Writer) and Mundy will be coming to sing a few songs.
It promises to be a great night – it will help Louise James and also help Pieta House establish an outreach centre in County Donegal.