WAVE Omagh raises nearly £3,000 for WAVE!
14th January 2015
As a result of a courageous Road Race runner, two Street Collections, donations and a Christmas Draw, the Omagh Centre has raised this spectacular amount which shall go towards our 'Supporting Families' Campaign. This campaign provides support and services to families worst affected by the Troubles and encompasses Counselling, Youth services and peer group support.
Harry Monteith completes the Mdina Spinola Christmas Road Race
On his 60th Birthday, 21st December2014, Harry Monteith (above) completed the Mdina Spinola Christmas Road Race.This is the oldest road race in Malta and has been running annually now for 35years. Harry competed in the race while on holiday with his wife Emma. Whilstmost people on holiday in Malta take it easy, eating, sleeping, lying on thebeach and sight-seeing, Harry offered to participate in a gruelling 10.8 milerace in the Malta heat on his special day in order to raise funds for the WAVETrauma Centre, Omagh. Not only did he run the race, he also give additionaltime in sourcing sponsors and collecting money himself, along with WAVE staff,clients and volunteers. We are deeply grateful to Harry for giving of his time,energy and sweat in raising funds for WAVE.
Two Street Collections
The Centre undertook two Street Collections in Omagh on 25th September and in Cookstown on 2nd October 2014 raising a total of over £1,200. Sincere thanks to all those members of the public who donated and to the staff and volunteers who gave up their time to rattle buckets!
Omagh Centre Christmas Draw
The Centre held a Christmas Draw offering a range of tempting ballot prizes. The Draw was held on Tuesday 16th December 2014 and raised £750.
Sincere thanks again to Harry, Staff, WAVE Clients and Volunteers at the Omagh centre and in particular to members of the public who have shown great generosity. We are particularly grateful for such funds when budgets are being cut and services are under threat. We shall be holding more fundraising initiatives this year in 2015 so please check back for details.