Dundalk Chamber of Commerce has released the financial results of the Santa Run which took place in November and the charity lunch in December.
The events proved a huge success in creating a real feel good factor for the town which will continue well into 2014. There was of course a second part to the Christmas run and that was the charity lunch in the Crowne Plaza.
Just under €100,000 was raised by both events and after expenses, €61,000 was distributed to five charities who each received €10,000 each with a further 14 charities receiving between €1,000 and €500. There were also donations to worthy individuals including deserving child David O’Hare who was given a free trip to Euro Disney for him and his family.
The whole town took part in this event and the Chamber would like to thank all for their participation. While we may not repeat setting the world record we do intend to have the Santa Run in the future.
A special word of thanks must go to Jimmy Cumiskey, Michael Farrell, the organizing committee and their superb team of elves, all of whom worked well beyond what could be expected.