NOT even the Covid-19 pandemic could prevent Kincasslagh man John Bosco O’Donnell form raising some much needed annual funds for local charities.
John Bosco, a brother of singing star Daniel O’Donnell, recently raised over €4,000.
The funds will be distributed between Piermont House, Chapel Rd CGH, Meenmore CGH and The Angle Day Centre.
Residents and staff from the facilities have extended their gratitude to John Bosco.
Each year at Christmas, John Bosco hosts a Big Christmas Quiz. This year, in spite of the lockdown and Covid restrictions, he managed to source sponsorship as usual.
“For as long as I can remember John ran quizzes which has helped so many local charities, clubs, schools,” one grateful staff member said.
“He would run his big quiz for us every Christmas and the money raised has meant so much to our residents over the years.
“It seems like John has been working away quietly gathering for our comfort fund for the past while this means even more this year.”
In 2019, John’s efforts raised €40,000 for the purchase of a wheelchair bus and since 1993 it is estimated that he has helped raised over €750,000 for charities.Tags: