A call has gone out for people to consider organising a GOAL Mile in their area this Christmas, as part of the aid agency’s bid to draw attention to some of the many humanitarian crises that they are responding to across the developing world.
GOAL is currently responding to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, where they will soon be managing a treatment centre for Ebola patients in the west of the country. They also have extensive programmes in South Sudan and Syria, where millions of people continue to suffer from conflict and food shortages.
Inagh man, Damien Queally of Plan Ireland is one key figures in coordinating operations to deal with the Ebola crisis in West Africa, which should provide an even greater incentive for people in Clare to support the local GOAL Mile.
GOAL’s CEO, Barry Andrews is asking the people of the county to try top last year’s number of events over the Christmas and New Year period.
Now in its 33rd year, the GOAL Mile remains one of the country’s most popular annual fundraising events, with tens of thousands of people helping to raise vital funds.Hundreds of people have the opportunity to attend Miles overseas. Last year, locations such as Abu Dhabai and Melbourne, Australia staged GOAL Miles for the first time.