Brian Fagan has been volunteering and working for GOAL since 2001. He has worked for us in several countries, including Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, DRC, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Haiti. In all that time, he has raised awareness and funding for GOAL’s work back home in Ireland, most significantly by organising the GOAL Mile in Mullingar, which in 2017 will celebrate its 17th anniversary, but also through balls, raffles and various collections.
Marion first got involved with GOAL in 2004 when she was approached to help with the first Ballina GOAL Mile. She has continued to organise the GOAL Mile in Ballina every Christmas morning since with the help of family and friends, including Catherine Gillespie. Marion says the Ballina GOAL Mile is now ‘a family tradition’ in the area every Christmas morning with the same people and families coming back year after year to take part. Numbers are growing all the time with over 400 now participating on the day. Since it began in 2004, the Ballina GOAL Miles has raised more than €33,000 for GOAL’s work.
A retired secondary school teacher from Longford, Tiernan has worked as a dedicated volunteer with GOAL for more than 30 years, helping to raise vital funds for our humanitarian programmes.
In fact, with the support of the local community, Tiernan has managed to raise an incredible €1.1 million to support GOAL’s work around the world.
Over the years, Tiernan has travelled to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, DRC and Sudan to support and help promote GOAL’s work.
Tiernan continues to support the organisation today by helping to organise the GOAL Mile in Longford each Christmas.