Harps’ Jones ‘enjoying’ push-ups challenge


DERRYGONNELLY Harps GAA player Michael Jones is taking part in a highly challenging 100 push-ups per day challenge during November to raise money for a lifesaving charity. The former Fermanagh defender has undertaken the challenge to raise money for the non-profit organisation and charity Cancer Research UK. Just two weeks into the fundraiser, Jones says […]


Fermanagh MS Society set for charity walk


THE Fermanagh Group of the MS [Multiple Sclerosis] Society is set to embark on a fundraising 1k and 5k in Necarne on July 9. The MS walk, an idea which stemmed from illness suffer Siobhan Allister, has raised over £90,000 for the charity. She is hopeful that the Fermanagh community will support their fundraising efforts once […]


Friends and family to take to the skies


THE FAMILY and friends of Katie-May McDermott and Nicola McGovern are to take to the skies on Saturday to raise much-needed funds for mental health support in the local community. The entire county was left shocked and stunned last July by the sudden death of 16-year-old Katie-May, with the popular Lisnaskea Emmett passing away barely a year […]


Thank you… Terina takes part in walking challenge!


By Mark McGoldrick IN May 2021, the people of Fermanagh were touched when then three-year old James Cox took part in a mammoth walking challenge to raise money for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. Shortly after he was born, James was diagnosed with a hole in his heart, along with several other abnormalities and problems to […]


School boy’s generosity helps those less fortunate


AN 11-year-old Fermanagh lad with a heart of gold has certainly went the extra mile for those who need it most, after he raised £800 for homeless charity RUTH (Raising Up The Hurting). Matthew Jacks from Brookeborough always wanted to raise money for the homeless, according to his mum Ruth. “Matthew first heard about the […]


Eddie’s helping others deal with their stillborn grief


EDDIE Roofe has put his own pain, grief and suffering to one side in order to try and help others deal with the heartache and misery that comes as a result of a stillbirth. In 2019, Eddie and Emma Roofe were left devastated when their firstborn son, Peter, passed away at childbirth. Having experienced a […]


McCuskers light up the skies in support of Air Ambulance


DAVID and his wife Joanne McCusker, are yet again keeping up with their famous winter wonderland tradition this festive season with over 20,000 lights on display around their family home, with an aim this year to raise essential and life-saving funds for Air Ambulance NI. Last year, the McCusker family from Lisbellaw received an “overwhelming” response […]


Marian clocks up the miles for Breast Cancer awareness


DURING the month of October, Marian Gallagher pulled on the walking shoes and clocked up the miles to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Now. Over four weeks, the Derrygonnelly native walked 100 miles for the charity and raised a staggering £2,870 in the process. Marian, having witnessed at first hand the work that […]


Fermanagh community unites for Tanya


RIGHT across the county, people have united and donated in aid of a fundraising campaign to secure medical cancer treatment for Belleek native, Tanya Dunne. Tanya, a stalwart of the Erne Gaels GAA club, is fighting for her life after receiving news that her chemotherapy is not controlling her illness and she now has to […]