Kerry All-Ireland champion, David Clifford, in partnership with Monika Dukarska, Olympic Rower and Jimmy Deenihan, former Minister, Kerry footballer and five-time All-Ireland winner (and GOAL Board Member) are lining up today with pupils from St. Brendan’s College in Killarney to encourage communities across the Kingdom to sign up for GOAL’s hugely popular Christmas fundraiser, the GOAL Mile.
The GOAL Mile, now a hardy Christmas tradition, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. The Mile has seen tens of thousands of people run or walk a mile (just 2,000 steps) in villages, towns, and cities across Ireland and around the world, to raise funds for GOAL humanitarian programmes in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and now Ukraine.
Speaking at the event in St Brendan’s College, Killarney, David Clifford said ‘I was honoured to be asked to support the 40th anniversary of the GOAL Mile and encourage my fellow Kerry men and women to sign up for a Mile this Christmas. I’m also delighted that Kerry is now home to five GOAL Mile events located in Castleisland, Killorglin, Kenmare, Killarney, and Listowel. The Mile is a fantastic way to bring people together during the holidays and have some fun while supporting our Irish born humanitarian aid agency.’
Also speaking at today’s GOAL Mile launch event in Killarney, Jimmy Deenihan said “Last year GOAL provided aid to 18.5 million of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable adults and children across GOAL’s 14 countries of operation. This would not be possible without the generosity of the Irish people, thousands of whom carry on the much-loved tradition of the GOAL Mile every year.’
To register to take part in a GOAL Mile near you this Christmas, please visit https://www.goalmile.org/