Organisers of the supercar ‘Cannonball’ fundraiser are hoping to gain the support of Donegal after the brakes were put on the 2020 event.
The Irish Cannonball supercar event has been a firm favourite for almost 12 years. The event brings a convoy of top mark cars including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin and free family festivals to local towns to raise funds for charity.
The showcase turned heads in Donegal in 2018 when the impressive cars made a pitstop in Donegal Town.
Cannonball was due to take place this weekend September 11-13th raising vital funds for Barnardos and families in crisis. Alas, organisers have cancelled the event due to current Covid-19 restrictions. Now they are calling for local support to make Donegal stand out.
Cannonball has already raised €1,125,000 for various charities and Barnardos were thrilled to be chosen as the official charity for 2020. With the event cancelled, Cannonball have teamed up with Barnardos to try to bridge the gap. There has been a GoFundMe Page (click here) set up and an urgent appeal nationwide for donations. Local communities all over the country are already coming together to support the campaign for their own local branches of Barnardos.
Mary Gamble, Barnardos Director of Fundraising said: “Right now, Barnardos needs your help more than ever before. Many of our fundraising activities in 2020 have been cancelled or postponed because of Covid19, but the children and families we work with still need our help. Covid19 has added additional challenges to many of the families we work with who are now struggling to cope. Please give what you can today to ensure we can continue our vital work with vulnerable children, and provide them with a brighter future.”Tags: