Danielle remembered at
FRIENDS of the late
Danielle McLaughlin will remember her this Christmas
with a number of festive fundraisers in Buncrana.
A carol singing service and a charity waxing night
are being organised as the tragic young woman’s
family await the trial of the man accused of her
killing in India.
Ms McLaughlin’s body was found in the Canacona area
of Goa on March 14, the day after the 28-year old
attended Holi celebrations, the Hindu festival of
colours, in the popular coastal resort.
A local Canacona man, 24, was subsequently arrested
and charged with her rape and murder.
It is expected his
trial will begin early in the new year.
Organisers of the Truth for Danielle campaign this
week thanked everyone who had supported a series of
fundraisers this year to fund legal and other
expenses incurred by the dead woman’s family as they
seek justice for her abroad.
The final fundraisers of 2017 include a carol
service on Buncrana Main Street this Saturday,
December 23, with the Motley Crew Carol Singers at
2pm outside Oscars restaurant. This will be followed
with a ‘wax on-wax-off’ charity event involving some
20 local male volunteers on December 27at The
Laurentic Bar, Linsfort. A ‘large surprise event’ is
being organised for February 2018.
“We have approximately
three-quarters of all required money paid and have a
few upcoming events which will hopefully take us
over the line in regard to finances,” the campaign
organisers said on Facebook.
“If anyone has any other ideas please contact the
page and any additional money raised will go towards
charities which Danielle supported.”