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You could own some official ‘Derry Girls’ merchandise thanks to Nicola Coughlan


By Sarah Finnan
13th May 2022

Channel4

You could own some official ‘Derry Girls’ merchandise thanks to Nicola Coughlan

Own a piece of 'Derry Girls' history and help a good cause while you’re at it. 

With the season three finale now less than a week away (sob), Derry Girls nostalgia is already at an all-time high. 

The series that introduced us to cream horns, reminded us of the cultural importance of Take That and taught us more than a few lessons in friendship, it’s become a staple on our TV viewing schedules since it first aired four years ago. 

It’s not just a show, it’s a way of life… but all good things must come to an end, as they. However, sad as we are about it all, Nicola Coughlan has given us one more reason to smile, revealing that she’ll be raffling off two pieces of authentic Derry Girls merch for charity. 

“Would you like to win a once in a lifetime piece of Derry Girls memorabilia?,” she asked fans on Instagram. “I’m raffling off my Derry Girls wrap jacket and Clare’s ACTUAL rainbow badge to raise funds for Laura Lynn Hospice. 

“All funds raised from this raffle will go directly to LauraLynn Children’s Hospice to help provide vital care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families,” she explained. 

Always sure to use her platform (and 2.1 million followers!) for good, it’s not the first time that the Galway actress has made such a generous gesture either and two years ago she raffled off her baby pink BAFTA dress for the charity. 

Opened in September 2011 by then-president Mary McAleese, the organisation has provided care and support to more than 450 families since then. 

Already more than halfway to her target of €20,000, the fundraiser – which only went live yesterday – has amassed close to €15,000 in donations so far. The draw will remain open for a further 10 days though, so there’s still plenty of time to get involved. 

The country’s only children’s hospice, LauraLynn provides respite, home support, transitional, crisis and end-of-life care to children and their families with life-limiting conditions. Donations start at as little as €5 and you can find out more information here