Successful fundraisers boost Natasha fund

June 8, 2010

Natasha McShane’s road to recovery is expected to be a long one and dozens of fundraisers have been organised, both here and in America, to support the McShane family and help towards Natasha’s medical expenses.

Last weekend friends of the McShane family organised a Lorry Pull from Fords Cross to the Kabin at Creggan.  This event was extremely well supported and dozens of volunteers flexed their muscles to haul the massive truck along the three-mile distance.  The event continued in the Kabin bar afterwards, resulting in the huge amount of £3040stg and €2285 being raised for the fund.

On Thursday night a quiz was held in the Canal Court Hotel and was attended by many of Natasha’s family and friends.

Organised and publicised by quizmaster Aidan O’Rourke and Peter Makem, the quiz raised an impressive £1300, which was handed over to Bernadette McShane, Natasha’s grandmother, on the night.

Afterwards Mrs McShane said she was very moved by the ongoing support that the family has received from the local community who have organised many fundraising events. It was a source of great encouragement, she said, at a very trying time for the family.

This was followed on Saturday night when Silverbridge Harps GFC hosted a fundraising night.  Organised by the club’s social committee and the Tullydonnell Residents Group, the event was a massive success.  The hugely popular Applejack along with guest artists, kept the crowd entertained and a very successful auction was a major feature of the night.

Next weekend Garvey’s Bar at Tullydonnell, in conjunction with Michelle’s Hair Salon, will host a fundraising night with live music and a raffle.  The event will take place in Garvey’s on Saturday June 19th, commencing at 8.30pm.