We are approaching the end of the officially designated GAA Volunteer week – although every week is volunteer week across all CLG Dhún na nGall clubs – and @UlsterGAA are acknowledging it with snapshots of what is being done by GAA clubs across the Province. Twelve Donegal clubs have submitted stories, pictures and videos of some of the volunteer activities they have been undertaking during lockdown and hopefully some of their wonderful work will be highlighted by Ulster Council.
All 40 clubs in Donegal have stepped up to the plate with a range of activities. Ulster GAA’s special Covid-19 micro-site lists 36 of our clubs that have registered with the Council on this site to detail the activities they have undertaken. Elsewhere, a total of 24 clubs responded to the Croke Park Survey on Covid-19 specific activities they were undertaking with 23 of them doing grocery and pharmaceutical deliveries (14 providing meals) to the old and vulnerable, 18 sharing public health information and all 24 involved in other support activities.
This is, of course, an under-estimate of all that is being done not just in relation to Covid-19 but for a variety of charities with funds being raised through a range of activities but particularly walks, runs and endurance events. Coaching videos, on-line classes, skill challenges, on-line quizzes, educational activities, story-telling on-line cultural events and entertainment are just a few of the undertakings our clubs have initiated. Below are a dozen images, just some of the many photos forwarded to Ulster Council, of the volunteer activities.