Buncrana will be awash with colour this month to remember the bright young local woman who died in India in March.

Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin had been celebrating the Holi Festival in Goa when she was attacked and killed. Her family and friends in the Truth for Danielle charity have organised a Colour Run this summer to honour her final days in a positive light.

Buncrana’s first ever colour run will take place on Saturday, July 29, at 1pm, leaving from Buncrana Leisure Centre.

“It was the Holi festival or colour festival Danielle was visiting when she was sadly killed, so her family and friends thought what better way than remembering Danielle than through something she spent her last day doing,” organisers say.

“The colour run is for people of all ages and we want this to be a great day of fun for all the family, food and drinks will be served after the run which begins at the Leisure Centre, Buncrana and travels to Swan Park and back again with plenty colour stations and surprises on the way.”

Tickets are €20 for adults, €10 for children under 12 and please ask about family discounts.

A number of registration dates have been announced: Wednesday 12th, 4pm-8pm The Plaza, Buncrana; Friday 14th, 4pm-8pm The Plaza, Buncrana; Saturday 15th, 1pm -5pm, The Plaza, Buncrana.

Check the Facebook page for other dates and methods of registration.

Funds raised from events will be used in the Truth For Danielle campaign to pay for the legal team as the family seek justice and answers from her death in India.

Money will be added to the total left after the funeral expenses and the donation to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund.

Dance in Memory of Danielle

On Thursday, July 20th at 8pm, a Night of Country, with David James and David Craig, will be held in the Plaza, Buncrana.

Tickets can be purchased from Macs Bookstore, Buncrana, Halfway Stores, Burnfoot or the Lunchbox, Buncrana. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Organisers say: “Both artists have agreed to offer up their services for expenses only, which we are deeply humbled at and the Plaza have been great at offering up their services free of charge.

“We look forward to a great night for all, don’t forget there will be a great country themed raffle on the night with some great autographed memorabilia from popular artists.”

Colourful wristbands are on sale now to support the movement and remember the much-loved young tourist.