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Prospect punters reach for the sky in aid of Knockavoe
PUNTERS at the Prospect Bar are set for a major fall out this coming Saturday, but all for a good cause.
14 of the bar’s customers have signed up for a parachute jump in a bid to raise much needed funds for Knockavoe School and Resource Centre.
On Saturday they will take to the skies over Garvagh before bravely making that leap of faith.
Responsible for nominating Knockavoe was Leah Sweeney who has spent the last year on work placement at the school. Her sister Caoimhe is a student at the school.
All proceeds raised from the Prospect’s fundraising efforts will be donated to the £100,000 needed to purchase a hydrotherapy pool. Events have been held right across Tyrone in recent months in a bid to reach the ambitious total.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s parachute leap, Fred McGavigan revealed that everyone involved had ‘jumped’ at the chance of reaching for the skies.
“Barry Lafferty who runs the pub came up with the idea and everyone else jumped on the bandwagon from there. I think a few people signed up after a few pints but when they heard it was for Knockavoe, they couldn’t back out. I’ve been to the school a few times in the past month and the work they do there is amazing. The facilities are second to none but they need every penny they can get,” he said.