AIB urges Roscommon to take part in the GOAL Mile 

Photo Brian Farrell

AIB, partner of the GOAL Mile, is encouraging communities across Roscommon to Step Up Together and take part in the GOAL Mile this Christmas.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the GOAL Mile has seen tens of thousands of people run or walk a mile (just 2,000 steps) to raise funds for GOAL at Christmas.

The GOAL Mile enables GOAL’s work supporting vulnerable communities in 14 countries across the globe in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and now, Ukraine.

Photo Brian Farrell

AIB staff members from Castlerea, along with TY students from Castlerea Community School, recently took time to Step Up Together to raise awareness of the GOAL Mile this Christmas.

Prior to taking on their 2,000-step challenge, Úna Mulhall, from AIB Castlerea said: “As we approach Christmas, it is important for us to remember those who are in most need. By completing our own AIB GOAL Mile as a team, we can play a small part in helping those in vulnerable communities. The event has become a Christmas tradition for many families and perhaps, this year, as families come together, why not build up your appetite for Christmas dinner and help those in need?

  Commenting on the partnership with AIB, GOAL CEO, Siobhan Walsh said: “Thanks to our partnership, last year was the most successful GOAL Mile to date. It speaks to the power of partnership and that when we work together to connect with our communities in powerful ways, extraordinary things happen.

“We look forward to celebrating our 40th GOAL Mile with AIB as a key member of the GOAL family. Together, we can create lasting change in our world”.

People and communities across Ireland can Step Up Together to take part in the GOAL Mile by visiting www.goalmile.org. Donations to GOAL can be made at www.goalglobal.org/donate.