The Michael O’Donnell Fun day is one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Glasgow East social calendar.
The fun day was started in memory of the local schoolboy who was killed in a car collision in 2002. The family and friends of Michael O’Donnell wanted to use this day as a celebration and also to help raise money for various charities. Now on its 16th year, the day is something that many people look forward to every June.
Amber Lennon and her family are East End Locals who have attended nearly every one of the events and believe that the day is a great thing for the East End, she said “The Michael O’Donnell Day is something that everyone looks forward to all year, people go and buy new outfits, get hair and makeup done and really go all out for this day. It’s a really great thing for the East End because it brings everyone together and helps to raise money for some really great charities like the Marie Curie Hospice and loads more”.
The Fun Day is held at the Vale of Clyde Football Grounds in the Tollcross Area of the East End and the day starts off with a charity football match then later on a DJ, Face Painters, Games, Raffles and many more fun things.
The Michael O’Donnell Fun Day is for anybody of any age and has become somewhat of a tradition for young and older people alike. In 2019 the event raised over £12,000 for a vast amount of different charities and had many people on social media crowning it ‘The Best Day of the Year’.
The Michael O’Donnell Day is truly one of the crowning jewels of the east end and will continue being so for many more years to come.