The Happy Camper Mark 2 is up and running, and it's looking very well indeed!
The new mobile cafe was renovated and kitted out in less than two weeks and will be on it’s merry way to Glenveagh National Park very soon.
The cafe, owned by sisters Maria and Jane McCormack, was redesigned in a flash by brother James Mc Cormack after a kind-hearted Creeslough man donated his vintage van to them after a horrific accident.
The first Happy Camper met with disaster when it rolled into the bog in a freak accident at Glenveagh on Easter Saturday.
The event prompted an entire community to take action to support the Mc Cormacks and raise funds to rebuild their business. Locals and tourists who had visited the cafe before were all eager to give something back to the owners of the cafe who always made customers smile with delicious pancakes and great coffee. In one month, the Happy Camper movement raised €3,000 and funded an intensive repair of the new van.
The lively team celebrated the reopening of Happy Camper Mark 2 yesterday in true form with a happy jig:
Throughout April, the Mc Cormacks’ story reached national media and will now be featured on primetime TV!
The family revealed that the Ray D’Arcy show have taken note of their journey and invited them to the studios to be on tonight’s show. Tune in to RTE1 from 9.30pm tonight (Saturday) to see the crew spread a little more positivity to the rest of Ireland.
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