JUST as astronauts recently celebrated 50 years of taking one small step for mankind, a pair of brave Omagh ladies are now gearing up to make one giant leap for two charities.
Caraleigh Mulholland and her mum, Rosemary will be taking to the Coleraine skies on August 25 as part of a fundraising skydive in aid of Marie Curie and St Vincent De Paul (SVP).
The duo, who will be embarking on the unforgettable experience with a company called ‘Moonjumper’, say they wish to ‘raise as much money as possible’ for the life-changing charities.
“My mum and I have never done anything like this before, so we are nervous but also super excited,” Caraleigh said.
“I feel that it is important to raise awareness for SVP as they are a local charity, and have helped my family and many others in times of need, like Christmas, and Marie Curie helped my granny when she was battling cancer.
“The charities are close to our hearts, and we now want to give something back.”
Recently Caraleigh and Rosemary hosted a Ladies’ Night at the Village Inn, where they raised £1,311.04 for their cause.
Though the pair are still accepting donations, they were keen to thank everyone who has supported them so far.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank each and every person who came to our Ladies’ Night, to our family and friends who have encouraged us in the lead-up to the jump, and to everyone who has donated anything at all,” Caraleigh said. “Every penny counts. We would also like to thank both Marie Curie and SVP speakers for attending the event and sharing awareness about the remarkable work that they do.
“We’d additionally like to say a big thank you to the kind local businesses who donated raffle prizes for the event, and to all who were involved in the night: Cliodhna Fullen, Seana (The SYNgle Girl), Charlene (The Positivity Mama), Rebecca Arnold (Makeup) and Adeline (House of Glamour).”
• If you would like to donate to Caraleigh and Rosemary Mulholland’s fantastic cause, contact Caraleigh on Facebook or Instagram, or alternatively PayPal your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org