Posted by Ciara Jordan in News.

The community of Claregalway and the surrounding area are being urged to come out and run, jog or walk the popular GOAL Mile this St Stephen’s Day, and raise as much money as possible for GOAL’s programmes for the poor.

Claregalway will hold their inaugural GOAL Mile this year at the Claregalway GAA Pitch, in Lakelands (beside the Community Centre) on St Stephen’s Day at 12pm.

The event promises to be a family fun day out for the community to get together and remember the true spirit of Christmas.

Now in its 33rd year, the GOAL Mile remains one of the country’s most popular annual fundraising events. Each Christmas, tens of thousands of people run, jog or walk a mile for GOAL, helping to raise awareness of their programmes for the poor.

GOAL is currently responding to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, where they will soon be managing a treatment centre for Ebola patients in the west of the country. They also have extensive programmes in South Sudan and Syria, where millions of people continue to suffer from conflict and food shortages. GOAL is currently situated in 15 countries worldwide.

Last year, more than 25,000 people raised €170,000 at 130 GOAL Miles in Ireland and overseas.

For more information on the Claregalway GOAL Mile, call Ciara Jordan on 0879137662.