The North West 10k charities are thrilled to announce that last week’s fashion show raised an amazing €6,475!

The glamorous event in the Radisson Blu hotel in Letterkenny saw local personalities stepping out of their comfort zones and onto the catwalk to showcase the new season styles from local brands and boutiques.

Thanks to the generous spirit of the attendees, the event raised a wonderful total that will be added to the funding pot for Kilmacrennan, Termon, Gartan, Churchill and Trentagh Community First Responders, Cara House Family Resource Centre and the Letterkenny Community Childcare Centre.

Goretti Sheridan, Rachel McLaughlin, Mary Coughlan and Niamh Kennedy. Photo by Declan Doherty

MCs Marty Brogan and Vinny McLaughlin. Photo by Declan Doherty

The fashion show wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of a phenomenal team of volunteers from the charities. A big thank you goes to the MCs, podcasters Vinny and Marty, for keeping the energy high, and to DJ Ois Bosh for setting the perfect soundtrack for the evening.

The organisers extend their gratitude to guest host Emma Murray Stylist for her expertise and superb presenting. Special thanks are also due to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, for generously donating the venue.

Emma Murray interviews Aine McBrearty, modelling Pamela Scott

Appreciation is further extended to the Irish dancers from Doherty Petri School of Irish Dancing and Mr Majestic who undoubtedly added a touch of magic to the night.

The North West 10k charities express their sincere gratitude to their sponsors: Cllr. Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly, Cllr Ciaran Brogan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Martin Harley, Ian Harkin, Cllr Gerry McMonagle, and Killian McLaughlin from Wild Ireland. Their support is instrumental in making a difference.

This week will see more great charity fundraisers taking place in the lead-up to the 10K! Get your team together for the Table Quiz at Arena7 this Thursday 11th April from 9pm and on Friday 12th April there’s over 40s football at Leckview Park, starting from 7.30pm.

The 27th North West 10k will take place on Bank Holiday Monday the 6th of May in Letterkenny. Entries are being taken online for a charity event that has raised over 931,000 euros since the Northwest 10k started in 1997, benefitting 38 charity organisations.

People are now being urged to get registered, get training and get the word out to support the Northwest 10k charities of 2024. Online entries are now being taken for May’s event by going to where runners and walkers will find all the information required.  Sponsorship cards are available from committee members and the benefitting charities.