Leisure Centre draw raises total of €11,000
Smiling Buncrana woman Catherine Doherty had a very good reason to be on top form when she attended Buncrana Leisure Centre last Thursday morning.
She was there to collect a cheque for €10,000, the top prize in a recent Christmas draw to raise money for the local facility, home to Inishowen’s largest community swimming pool.
Mother-of-three Catherine, who bought her golden ticket at Mac’s Bookshop, was asleep at her Aghilly home just after midnight when she got the good news, which came as a most pleasant surprise, delivered via a phone call from the vice chairman of Buncrana Leisure Centre.
“I was lying in bed last Friday night about half twelve last Friday night when Aiden McAleer rang to say that I had one the top prize of €10,000. I couldn’t believe it because I didn’t even know that the draw was being made,” she said.