After launching the campaign less than 4 weeks ago, the Help Donegal Grow campaign has received a fantastic response from the people of Donegal.
‘’We’ve received almost 100 entries with some really clever ideas to promote and sustain tourism, assist business recovery as well as enhancing towns and communities across the county’’ explains Jimmy Stafford, President of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Rena Donaghey has stated ‘when the campaign launched we appealed to the people of Donegal far and wide to get involved and they have done so. Entries have been received from Dublin, the UK and America. It’s great to have such a strong connection with our Diaspora and we thank them for continuing to keep Donegal in their hearts and minds’.
#HelpDonegalGrow has also gathered lots of attention through social media too, with well known Donegal ambassadors such as Noel Cunningham, Michael Murphy and blogger Erin McGinty all lending their support through quirky video messages.
Toni Forrester, CEO of Letterkenny Chamber added ‘‘to acknowledge the efforts and contributions of entrants we will also awarding a prize of An Overnight Stay for two with Dinner in the glorious Harvey’s Point Hotel for the overall winning entry which will be decided by a judging panel once all entries have been received and reviewed.’’
The campaign, which was the brainchild of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, will run until midnight Sunday July 12th so there is still lots of time for the talented people of Donegal and beyond to submit more innovative ideas to #HelpDonegalGrow.
To participate simply share your idea to #HelpDonegalGrow at www.letterkennychamber.com/helpDonegalgrow