People encouraged to continue supporting local charities

Organisers of the Lough Gill Hospice Swim are encouraging people to keep supporting their local charities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit many charities hard as their regular avenues for fundraising have been limited.

The annual swim is held in memory of Neill McGarry who died from cancer in 2010 and has so far raised over €350,000 for the North West Hospice.

The swim is going virtual for a second year in a row following it’s 10th anniversary in 2020 with it taking place on August 14th this year.

Neill’s uncle, Paul ‘Sam’ McGarry, says next weekend organisers will officially launch the event with a special midnight swim called ‘Follow Your last Star.’

He tells OceanFM News that people can take part in the virtual swim over time, not all at once.