Northwest 10K

Road Race and Walk

Charities 2019

Charities 2019:  Press release for Charities 2019        NW 10k 2019 Poster

The three benefitting charities from this year's North West 10k are

Little Angels Association

Donegal Cancer Flights and Services

SpinaBifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland

The North West 10k takes place on Sunday 5th May at 2pm.  Start at Letterkenny Community Centre.

Entry Fee €15 for walkers and runners.

Thanks to all our sponsors and friends for their continued support.

Sponsor cards and posters are available from Letterkenny Chamber office or any of the three charities. 

SpinaBifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland 2019 Charity

The Donegal Branch for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus was formed in 2010 due to local families finding a lack of support and information.  The purpose of the national association is to provide information, advice & support to people with Spina Bifida and or Hydrocephalus their parents and carers, as well as to promote social inclusion and equality for people with these conditions in our society. We are families and carers supporting one another through life’s journey. 

Donegal Cancer Flights and Services 2019 Charity

Flights to Dublin co-ordination of flights to Dublin for cancer patients, family members, carers/companions and also for children with severe or life limiting conditions and their families.

Counselling to cancer clients and their families.  

Information Evenings on cancer-related topics by healthcare professionals

Pamper Days where clients are treated to a range of free therapies and treatments in the relaxed atmosphere of the Centre.  

Care to Drive We work in conjunction with the Care to Drive service and also provide information on Travel to Care Allowance

Little Angels 2019 Charity

Little Angels Association was set up initially as a crèche for children with special needs as, up to that point, Donegal children had to go to elsewhere to avail of an education. This has now evolved into the Little Angels School that exists today with 90+ children and Fiona House, the current residence of the earliest graduates of the school. Little Angels School is the only Special School of 15 schools chosen as an Ashoka change-maker school. Fiona House is HIQA registered with highly qualified staff and a gold standard of accommodation.  The new goal is Fiona House 2 which aims to offer further permanent residence to graduates of Little Angels School and would also offer a respite service to families whose children may need temporary residence.

2018 Northwest10k presentation of cheques to the value of €6,198 to Breastcare Northwest and the Diabetes Ireland Donegal Branch charities.


2017 Northwest10k Presentation of cheques to the value of €9,642 to Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre and Friends and Family of Abbey Village, Kilmacrennan charities.


2016 Northwest10k Presentation of cheques to the value of €17,255 to Spina Bifida and Irish Pilgrimage Trust Donegal Branch charities.


2015 Northwest10k Presentation of cheques to the value of €6,940 to Donegal Youth Service, Down Syndrome Association, MS Ireland Donegal Branch and Blood Bike Northwest charities.

2014 Northwest10k Presentation of cheques to the value of €12,800 to Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association and Conwal Parish Church Restoration Fund charities.



2013 Northwest10k Presentation of cheques to the value of €42,000  between them to Friends of Letterkenny Hospital, Donegal Mountain Rescue and SNAP (Special Needs Playground).

2012 Northwest10k 

The three main charities to benefit were Buddy Bear Appeal €15,500, Donegal Down Syndrome Association €15,500, MS Ireland Donegal Branch €15,500 and €25,000 for associated charities who took part in the 10k.

2011 Northwest10k

The recipient charities were Save our Sight Donegal - Ophthalmic Department in conjunction with the Diabetic Federation and the Donegal Mental Health Acute Services.


The following charities have benefited to date:

€776,000 + raised for over 30 Donegal organisations to date.