A Buncrana choir who swapped singing for swimming this Christmas has raised over €2,000 for the Inishowen Food Bank.
For the past 25 years, the Motley Crew enjoyed Christmas caroling on Buncrana Main Street. But, with those plans cancelled due to Covid-19, members decided to make a real splash instead.
The group completed a sponsored sea swim on Monday – the Winter Solstice. Volunteers braved the icy cold water at Ludden Beach in a bid to inspire others to support families in need this Christmas.
Funds raised will be donated to the Inishowen Food Bank, which was set up in April in response to an identified need in the peninsula that has been exacerbated by COVID-19.
The exact total is not yet known as donations continue to come in on GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/8950e792
Swim organiser Miriam Killeney said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part and those who were so generous with donations, particularly Crana College students who collected nearly €400.”