Sir Stelios Haji-ioannou and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation donate 10,000 euro to a Go Fund appeal to help the families of the deceased and injured from the devastating explosion in Applegreen Garage which caused multiple fatalities and injuries in the town of Creeslough, Co Donegal, Ireland. Our thoughts are with the families and all the community.
Taken from The Guardian newspaper online 9 October 2022: “Victims of Donegal petrol station explosion named. Tributes pour in for Creeslough victims, among them three children including Shauna Flanagan Garwe, five, and her father, Robert Garwe, were in the petrol station shop buying a birthday cake for Shauna’s mother. Leona Harper, 14, was choosing an ice-cream from the fridge. Jessica Gallagher, 23, was a designer who had recently moved back home after a stint in Paris. Catherine O’Donnell, 39, was with her 14-year-old son, James Monaghan. They were among the 10 who died on Friday when an explosion destroyed an Applegreen service station and adjoining apartments outside the village of Creeslough, County Donegal, on Ireland’s north-western tip. Tributes poured in on Sunday after police named and released pictures of the victims, putting faces and stories to a tragedy that has shocked Ireland. The other victims were: Australian man James O’Flaherty, 48, Martin McGill, 49, Martina Martin, 49, and Hugh Kelly, 59. Eight people are being treated for injuries; one of them, a man in his 20s, is in critical condition.”