Friday, December 18, 2009

GOAL Mile 2009

The ever popular GOAL Mile family event is taking place around the country this Christmas.GOAL Miles were held at 72 locations throughout the country last year, generating over €370,000 for the poorest of the poor. I'd encourage everyone to try get out for a quick mile over Christmas and support this worthy cause.

The mission this Christmas is to get as many photos as possible from various GOAL Mile locations. The more locations the better - Hopefully we'll have a collection of photos from around the country (and beyond) so we can see exactly how each place is celebrating Christmas. If you're out and about at one then take the camera, get a photo of the family and others taking part and post it here on facebook. I expect to get out to either of my local locations - I'm smack in the middle of Tallaght and UCD so I'll decide which one I'll be turning up at that morning.

The first GOAL mile, which was the brainchild of former GOAL chairperson and international athlete, Noel Carroll, took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin in 1982. The following year it transferred to Belfield and has been there ever since, becoming an integral part of Christmas for the many families who take up the baton to help those less fortunate than themselves.

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