Local family donates €20k to Westmeath GAA's Lake County Movathon fundraiser

As the Westmeath GAA's Lake County Movathon challenge enters its final week the fundraiser received a massive boost when a local family donated €20,000 to its coffers.

The New York based MooreGroup Corporation donated €20,000 to the fund on behalf of the Moore families in New York, Mullingar and London in what has been described as "a massive vote of confidence in the future plans of the Westmeath GAA".

In their notes published in this week's Westmeath Examiner and Westmeath Independent, the Westmeath County Board said: "The Moore family have been members of the Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Club and The Downs GAA Club for many years and were proud to support and join the efforts of the Westmeath County Board and all Westmeath Gaels in their efforts to raise much needed funds to support the many county teams who will represent Westmeath GAA in the season ahead.

"John Moore, President of the Moore Corporation, has been centrally involved in the Westmeath New York GAA Club for close to forty years and has provided employment to many Westmeath club and county players who visited New York over that time.

"Gary Moore is the company’s Director of Construction and with his first cousin Darren, a successful New York Attorney, was a member of the Westmeath New York team managed by John Moore that contested the New York intermediate football final in 2020 losing narrowly to Brooklyn Shamrocks."

The GoFundMe page set up specifically to support the Lake County Movathon challenge can be found here - https://gofund.me/814e69c2 - or by going to the official Westmeath GAA Facebook page.