9th Annual GOAL mile to be held at Malahide Castle on Christmas Day

10/12/2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell is organising the 9th annual ‘GOAL’ mile charitable walk at Malahide Castle with support from volunteers from the local community and Barry Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of GOAL.

“The annual GOAL mile event in Malahide, which is in its 9th year, provides an enjoyable way for local people to start their Christmas Day, while also raising vital funds for the important charitable work the GOAL carry out. Participants in the GOAL mile are asked to run, jog or walk along a one mile circuit which is marked out around Malahide Demense. I look forward to welcoming both experienced runners, joggers and those who would like a leisurely stroll on Christmas morning.

“Similar events are held across the country and, from my personal experience, I can say they are very enjoyable and rewarding. The event in Malahide this year will take place on December 25th between 11am and noon and it will begin at the rear car park of Malahide Castle, off the Back Road.

“The annual Goal mile event in Malahide has raised over €31,000 since 2007 to support this very worthy charity and the important work in carries out across the world. Donations can be made on the day, or online at www.goal.ie.

“Goal works with the poorest of the poor right across the world. In recent years, they have teams deployed in Ukraine, Syria, Haiti and several African countries, to name but a few. Why not go that Extra Mile for Goal this Christmas.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everybody in Dublin Fingal a happy Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.”