A retired Garda who cycled from Mizen to Malin has raised more than €10,500 for two very worth local charities
Detective Garda John Rooney retired in April after having served for over 30 years within the Ballyshannon District. And he certainly did not rest up and enjoy a well deserved lie-in for very long.
This week, he presented a cheque for €5,289.76 to ‘North West Stop’ in Ballyshannon. This is half of the proceeds that were raised as a result of John’s cycle in June. The other half went to the Little Blue Heroes.
‘North West Stop’ provides their service within Donegal and there is no charge.
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Little Blue Heroes is a not-for-profit charitable foundation established by Garda staff which aims to support local Gardaí in providing financial assistance to families with children that have serious illness who are in need.
In addition, the foundation aims to provide Garda themed distraction toys, activity books, and children’s events (e.g. Garda for a Day) for the children they support.Tags: