Offaly people gear up for GOAL Jersey Day

Hundreds of schoolchildren and workers from all over Offaly have signed up to take part in the annual GOAL Jersey Day, which will take place across the country this Friday, October 5.

Hundreds of schoolchildren and workers from all over Offaly have signed up to take part in the annual GOAL Jersey Day, which will take place across the country this Friday, October 5.

Students from Crinkill NS, Ceann Eitigh NS and Killeen NS in Birr; Scoil Mhuire, Scoil Eoin Phoil and Offaly School of Special Education in Tullamore; Cappagh NS in Rhode and Scoil Bhríde in Clara will all be participating in the event by wearing their favourite jersey to school for the day, with more schools still signing up.

Workers from several companies across the county will also be joining in the fun, including employees in all of the AIB and Ulster Bank branches throughout the county.

Launched last week by Irish and Leinster rugby star, Gordon D’Arcy, GOAL Jersey Day is one of the country’s most popular annual fundraising events. Members of the public are invited to wear their team’s colours for one day and make a suggested donation of €2 to GOAL.

Thousands of sports fans in schools, universities and companies all over the country will be taking part this year, including students and workers in more than 120 national and secondary schools, several universities and hundreds of companies nationwide, including more than 400 AIB and Ulster bank branches.

As ever, all money raised from GOAL Jersey Day goes towards the aid agency’s work in the developing world. GOAL works with the poorest of the poor in 13 countries, while maintaining a very low administration cost-base.

It’s still not too late to register to join in the fun around the county and make a difference. Call GOAL now on 01- 2809 779 or email jerseyday@goal.ie