Creggs Charity Walk this St Stephen’s Day



After twenty-three years, the Barrie Harris St. Stephen’s Day Walk has come to an end, but thankfully the Creggs walking tradition will continue, although in a slightly different format.  

  I can now reveal that the Creggs Charity Walk, which will take participants up, down and round ‘the Mountain’, will start on St. Stephen’s Day from O’Roarke’s Bar at 12.30 pm. All funds raised will be distributed between four different charities, Danny’s First Steps, Galway Hospice, Mayo/Roscommon Hospice, and Creggs’ Senior Citizens.

  Danny’s First Steps is a charity that was set up in aid of three-year-old Danny Browne, son of Val of Antogher Road, Roscommon town, and Kelly Ann Geraghty of Mount Mary, Creggs. Funds raised for this charity will go towards the surgery Danny will require to enable him to walk.

  Danny is scheduled to travel to St. Louis, Missouri for the surgery in February 2020, though his family remains hopeful of travelling at an earlier date. The entire process, which will include intensive aftercare and physiotherapy, will cost €120,000 and a fundraising campaign will be launched in early 2019.

  Many children from Ireland have made a similar journey and have benefited greatly from this life-changing surgery, so any donation for Danny’s First Steps and the other three charities would be greatly appreciated.

  The Barrie Harris Walk was the biggest social event in the local parish calendar, and there is no reason the new charity walk won’t be as popular. The promise of Mary D’s hospitality and the renowned fresh Mountain air will hopefully attract big numbers to Creggs for this inaugural event. The four nominated charities need your support and sponsorship cards are available in O’Roarke’s. The organisers are looking forward to giving you a big Creggs welcome this St. Stephen’s Day!