Lanesboro's Donal Chapman plunges to the depths for charity

Kevin Forde

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Kevin Forde

Lanesboro resident Donal Chapman pictured presenting a cheque to the value of €1,550 to the Irish Wheelchair Association in Kenagh

Lanesboro resident Donal Chapman pictured presenting a cheque to the value of €1,550 to the Irish Wheelchair Association in Kenagh

Donal Chapman, a Lanesboro resident who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, undertook a charity bungee jump in September of last year, raising in excess of €4,500 in the process.

The Longford man was first diagnosed with MS at the age of 25 and decided to undertake the 160ft bungee jump on the banks of the river Lagan in Belfast in aid of charity. Donal's chosen charities were MS Longford, the Irish Wheelchair Association centre in Kenagh and the Disabled People of Longford (DPOL).

Donal explained, “Earlier this year I decided to do a 160 foot bungee jump.

“When organising the date and venue, I decided that my jump would provide a good opportunity to raise funds for some local charities.”

The bungee jump went off without a hitch and Donal thoroughly enjoyed the experience. After Donal’s fundraising escapades he took time to thank everyone who helped out in any way, at home and abroad.

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“I’d like to thank everyone who took sponsorship cards and all those who sponsored me.

“Especially all my local supporters in Lanesboro, Killashee and surrounding areas as well as my friends in the United Kingdom, France and Australia,

“Thanks also to all my friends from near and far who sponsored me online.”

Donal’s efforts saw him succeed in raising in excess of €4,600 in total, much to the Longford resident's delight.
The Lanesboro father-of-one recently presented the cheques totalling €1,550 to each of the chosen charities and again thanked everyone for the support shown.

“Thank you so much for your generosity.” Donal concluded.