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Support The Donard Fundraising Group Run For Health Local Charities

The local volunteer Donard Fundraising Group (DFG) are extremely grateful and indebted to the proprietors of Fresh Food Centre (Castlewellan and Warrenpoint) for kindly sponsoring an amazing £300 in cash prizes for the group’s 3rd annual ‘Power Of An Hour’ 10k, 5k or 3k – Run, Walk or Cycle, on:…

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Donard Fundraising Group Donate A Further £5000 To Marie Curie

The Donard Fundraising Group is delighted to make a £5,000 donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care. The groups chairman Paul Madden said: “It is a pleasure for our Group to be able to help and support Marie Curie as much as we can through our various fundraising events and activities. Some…

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Donard Fundraising Group Make Donation To Leukemia And Lymphoma NI

  The Donard Fundraising Group have continued their great charity work into 2015 by making a $5,000 (£3,093) donation to help Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI. The Group’s chairman Paul Madden said: “We are delighted to make this presentation. Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI funds research into the causes and possible cures of…

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Aughlisnafin GAC Notes for 7 July 2014

Aughlisnafin U-12’s were unable to repeat their superb win away to Dromara earlier in the season. They just had to avoid defeat to secure their first ever East Down Division 2 league title but with three key players missing from the previous game against Dromara the young ‘Fin team were…

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Donard Fundraising Group Presentations To Marie Curie Cancer Care

The Donard Fundraising Group has been in action raising further funds for worthwhile local charities. The Group’s chairman Paul Madden said: “The volunteer-based Donard Fundraising Group are delighted to donate another £781.40 to Marie Curie Cancer Care, to pay for an additional and vital ’39 Hours’ of palliative nursing care for…

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Aughlisnafin GAC Notes For 9 June 2014

The Seniors made it two wins in a row after seeing off the challenge of a spirited St Michael’s side in Annsborough on Friday evening. Both teams will meet again in the preliminary round of the Junior Championship on Sunday 17 August but this match will have no real bearing…

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Donard Fundraising Group Continue To Make A Difference Locally

THE dynamic Donard Fundraising Group who were recent winners at the Down District Chairman’s special awards ceremony, have presented a £500 donation to Mind Your Mate and Yourself (MYMY), a County Down mental health suicide, prevention charity. On Saturday 19 April 2014, at the Cunningham residence in Castlewellan, the Donard Fundraising Group’s…

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Aughlisnafin GAC Notes For 13 April 2014

Aughlisnafin Ladies had a comfortable win over visitors Killyleagh in their first game of the season. Their next match is at home to Loughinisland this Saturday at 7 pm. The U-14 boys got their division 2 campaign off to a good start with a gritty win over Drumaness. Drumaness led by…

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Former Editor Donates Funds To Local Charities In Newcastle

Former Mourne Observer editor Terence Bowman presents cheques to Canon Ian Ellis of St John’s Parish Church, Newcastle, and to Paul Madden and Jacqui Mason from the Donard Fundraising Group. Paul is holding copies of ‘Read All About It!’ – the source of Terence’s charitable donations which totalled £2,000. “Little did former…

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Aughlisnafin GAC Presents Cheque To Donard Fundraising Group

The Donard Fundraising Group’s Chairman Paul Madden speaking at the cheque presentation in Auglisnafin, said: “On behalf of the volunteers of the Donard group, I would like to sincerely thank the Chairman of Aughlisnafin GAC Paddy Flanagan and his committee, management, players and supporters for their extremely kind and generous…

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Donard Fundraising Group Step Up The Pace For 2014

The Donard Fundraising Group has no intention of taking things easy in 2014. A range of good causes are set to benefit from the fundraising activities the group plans to undertake. Last year the small but dedicated group of charity volunteers raised  a fanrastic sum of over £21,000. Jacqui Mason,…

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Join the Power Of An Hour Fun Run in Dundrum for Marie Curie Cancer Care

On Thursday 8 August 2013, Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Maria McCarthy met with members of the Marie Curie Cancer Care Donard Fundraising Group to raise awareness of their inaugural ‘Power Of An Hour’ fundraising event. Power of An Hour (Walk, Run or Cycle 3, 5 or 10km – for all…

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