From Kenmare to Listowel, Kerry community groups will be out in force to raise funds for GOAL this Christmas. Now in its 37th year, the GOAL Mile is held in villages, towns and cities all over Ireland every Christmas and is one of the country’s largest and longest-running annual fundraising events. In 2017, GOAL Mile events organised in County Kerry raised over €3,000 to support GOAL raise funds and awareness for their programmes across the developing world. Alan Vard from GOAL said, “The GOAL Mile has become a tradition for many families and communities over the Christmas period, and thanks to organisers, millions have been raised to support GOAL’s work in the developing world since the first Mile was staged in 1982. The beauty of the GOAL Mile is its simplicity. People don’t need to register in advance but simply show up to their nearest event, run or walk a Mile and contribute whatever they can afford to GOAL on the day.”
Five events have been organised by community groups in County Kerry on Christmas Day:
- GAA Grounds, Kenmare starting at 10am.
- Organiser: Tom O’Connor
- CastleIsland Athletic Track starting at 10:30am.
- Organiser: Denis Brosnan
- The Dragon’s Den, Intermediate School, Killorglin starting at 10:30am
- Organiser: Michael Mangan
- Deenagh Lodge, Killarney starting at 10am
- Organiser: Anne Mangan
- Listowel Community Centre starting at 10:30am
- Organiser: Jimmy Deenihan
How can you get involved?
If you are interested in taking part in your local GOAL mile, all you need to do is find out the date and time of your local event, put on your walking or running shoes and show up! There is no need to register; just turn up and donate what you can to GOAL on the day. To find out about your local GOAL Mile, please visit www.goalmile.org.