Our recent Fundraising Events


This year the North West 10K will take place on Sunday 30th April, 2017 at 2.00pm in aid of two local charities 'Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre' and the 'Parents & Friends of Abbey Village, Kilmacrennan'. Both charities assist many vulnerable people across County Donegal and are in clear financial need to reach those awaiting the specialist support offered by both.


The Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre was established in 1997 and are celebrating 20 years of supporting survivors in Donegal this year. The service provides a free support and counselling service to both female and male survivors of rape and sexual violence in Donegal aged 14 and over.

Abbey Village is situated in kilmacrennan and is home to 32 residents with intellectual disabilities. It consists of group homes which have 5 residents in each house and 17 with in semi independent living. The residents have varied degrees of ability and range in age from 26 to 85. Abbey Village runs at full capacity at all times.

These two deserving charities are encouraging people to go the extra 'kilometre' by taking out sponsorship cards or if possible organising fundraising events in their locality.

The North West 10K has been running for 21 years and provides a great day out for all of the family whilst raising funds for much needed charities.

Sponsorship cards are available by calling 074 91 28211 | 087 998 2164 or by collection at: Letterkenny Chamber, Grand Central Complex, Canal Road.

Registration is now being taken at www.northwest10k.com

Entries will also be taken on Saturday 29th April from 3.00pm to 6.00pm.

Entry closes at 1.00pm on day of race.


New Years Day Swim 2013

Thank you so much to everyone who came along and supported the New Years Day swim this afternoon in aid of the Centre, a special thank you to all at Doe Amateur Swimming Club for choosing Donegal-Rape Crisis Centre as the beneficiary this year.

To all the 180+ swimmers who braved the waters, all the emergency services for their time and to each and every one who contributed to the event in any way and gave donations - Thank You! Your support is so greatly appreciated.

Wishing you all a very happy new year!

ME4U Awards


Theresa Haag received a certificate at the ME4U Volunteers Awards Ceremony in December. Theresa was nominated for this award by the Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. Theresa has been a dedicated volunteer with the Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre for a number of years and among other projects, she has created our website. Congratulations Theresa, the award is thoroughly deserved.


Fashion Show

We would just like to say a massive Thank You to everyone who attended our Fashion Show on Wednesday night or contributed in any way, Liz and Seamus of Browne Printers for sponsoring the tickets, to Brian and Staff at the Station House Hotel for a great venue, to all the Shops who kindly took part, Paco, Clares Clothing, M&S, White Rabbit Exchange, Elite Brides and Watson Menswear.


To all the models for their hard work and taking to catwalk. To the fantastic compares, Paddy Friel and Emma Boylan, Michael Dolan for the music on the night, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and Staff for the fantastic hairstyles for the models, Ange Mc Daid of Powder Room, Ballybofey for doing all the make up on the night. Thanks also to Mary and Omar, Kara Gems, Deirdre of Off your Head Designs and Eileen of Forever Living Products for stands on the night.

To all the buisnesses and individuals who donated the many prizes for the Raffle and to all the volunteers at Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre before and during the event!

Thank you all for supporting the event and making it such a fantastic night!

Pictures courtesy of Darran Crossan of Letterkenny Post and Emer Smith

Rundonegal Womens 5K

Run Donegal Womens 5k event was held on Sunday 15th April in the beautiful surroundings of Glenveagh National Park.

LETTERKENNY AC'S Fionnuala Diver won the Glenveagh 5k as hundreds of women took part in the annual event around the grounds of the national park. The sun shone on a mild day for the well-organised event. Catherine Lilburn from City of Derry AC was second with Clare Devenney of Finn Valley AC in third.

Everyone was welcome - from runners, walkers, mothers with push chairs, joggers. Proceeds were in aid of Rape Crisis Centre and Cara House.

But it was all about the taking part as thousands of euro was raised for charity by more than 200 runners and more than 200 walkers. The event was held with the support of Donegal County Council was set on its way by current Lord Mayor Noel Mc Bride himself a former athlete.

Table Quiz and Coffee Morning

Table Quiz


A great night was had by all in Arena 7 where a table quiz was held in aid of Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre.  The event took place on Thursday 15th March 2012. Thanks to all those who took part, your participation was very much appreciated.
Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre would like to give a special thank you and congratulations to our volunteer Ciara Mc Donald for all her hard work in organising this great event and she raised a substantial sum for the centre.

Coffee Morning


Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre would like to thank and congratulate Tracie Maughan Sweeney for all her hard work in organising this very successful coffee morning. Her home baking went down a treat with all and she raised a substantial sum for the centre.

Thanks also to all those who attended, your help was very much appreciated.

Beat the Banker

Pictures courtesy of the Donegal Democrat

Beat the Banker

It’s not an easy task these days to beat the banker but this was a different type of a night, it was fun and laughter as well as raising money for the Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre in Letterkenny.  The event took place in the Silver Tassie in association with Lee Gooch Promotions on Thursday 16th June 2011.


The show gave people the chance to test their nerve against the unseen but all powerful banker.  DEAL OR NO DEAL – YOU DECIDE, the show was computerised with twenty-two plus “live” telephone calls from the Banker during each round. There were four rounds. Prizes in each round vary but potentially, a chance to win €1,000

This is the one where you always know what you’d do if you were in the hot seat – well, this was the opportunity to have a chance to experience just that. If you fancy your chances.

Four guests took the hot seat including the newly elected Councillor Paschal Blake.

The main sponsors of the nights event were the Grand Central Letterkenny, 4 Lanterns Restaurant and the Glackin Business Institute, not forgetting the game sponsors which included Morris Brothers Ltd, Greene’s Shoes, Ferry’s Refuge and Brendan Watters Insurance, Dundalk.

Gabrielle’s Diary

We would like to thank everyone who took part in this successful event.

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