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The Gateway Lodge and Blas Bistro

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What is The Bluestack Challenge?

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The Bluestack Challenge is a Sponsored Hill-Walk to raise much needed funds for People With Special Needs In County Donegal.

The first Bluestack Challenge took place in 2002 with the object of raising €40,000. In fact, almost double that amount was raised. Magee of Donegal were the Founding Patrons and were main Sponsors for the 2003 and subsequent such events until Harvey's Point Country Hotel took over Sponsorship for the event in 2009 and did so again in 2012 (10 Year Celebration event) and 2013. The event was Sponsored by Gallagher's Bakery Ardra in 2015.

This year we are delighted to have as our Main Sponsor, The Gateway Lodge and Blas Bistro in Donegal Town.

The importance of this fundraising event in the lives of People with Special Needs in County Donegal should not be underestimated.

Some of the Programs helped by the 2015 Bluestack Challenge:

Social Farming in Carndonagh Adult Day Care Centre

Summer Camps in Carrick, Ballyshannon, and Donegal Town

Financial Donation to two National Schools - Inver and Ballyshannon

Financial Support to the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Facility and Programs

The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation: Ongoing Programs

The Saturday Club - 10:30 - 12:30 each Saturday

Monthly Teen Disco - Last Friday of each Month 7 - 9pm

Low Cost Counselling - Available at €35/person

Teen Youth Club - every second Thursday 7 - 9pm

Parent Support Network - Second Tuesday of every month 7 - 9 pm

Information Dissemination - available during office hours

Resource Library

Advocacy - available during office hours

Applied Behavioural Analysis information and support

Lobbying for Equality - ongoing

Full disabled toilet and shower facilities- available during office hours or by appointment

All of the above mentioned was only possible because of your fundraising efforts. As always we are very thankful.

We need your support more than ever this year.  Thank You