Donegal Ladies Minor team have passed the half-way stage to 5 million steps for St Vincent de Paul – in just 8 days!
The team was left disappointed yesterday after learning their Ulster Championship 2020 has been cancelled.
“We had set aside 30 days to reach the 5 million steps but we’re already halfway there,” said Megan.
“By Wednesday we had reached 2,539,757 steps. The girls have really stepped up to this challenge and have been out and about across all their parishes – and they’ve been taking some pretty spectacular pictures too.”
The team’s players and coaches – from 19 different clubs around the county – were aiming to walk 5,000 steps each for 30 days to hit a target of 5,000,000 steps by June 10th.
“They are an amazing bunch of very talented girls,” said Aoife.
“I know there is a lot of disappointment that they won’t have County football this year. But it shows the character of this team that they are continuing to put in such a great effort for such a brilliant charity which does so much good across Donegal.
“We’d all like to thank all those who have donated €735 of the €1,000 target. Hopefully we can get there – I know the girls will get to their 5 million steps sooner than we had thought.”
St Vincent de Paul has lost significant income from its main sources – its charity shops and church gate collections.
The President of the charity in Letterkenny Cormac McCormack welcomed the footballers’ fundraiser.
“This gesture shows the true heart and spirit of this younger generation and we would be most grateful if members of the public can make a donation in support of them and us. Every single donation will help us the time ahead.”
Donations can be made at: gf.me/u/x2kkcn