Support sought for Special Olympics collection

Sean Keenan, Stephen Browne, Declan Moore and James McWeeney from Longford Special Olympics Club.
Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day, sponsored by eircom, will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, 26th April, 2013. Volunteers will be needed to look after the collection points in Longford town.

Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day, sponsored by eircom, will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, 26th April, 2013. Volunteers will be needed to look after the collection points in Longford town.

The collection day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that Special Olympics Ireland can continue to realise its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area.

Myra Merrick, Regional Director Special Olympics Connaught said, “This is our biggest annual fundraising event so it is hugely important to us. If you have a few hours to spare on Friday, 26th April next please help us by joining one of our collection teams at a location near you.

“You don’t even need to be a registered volunteer so please let your family and friends know too. Every donation we receive on April 26th will help us to continue to change the lives of people with an intellectual disability throughout Connaught. With your help, we can all give our athletes a winning chance.”

If you can’t volunteer on the 26th April, you can support Special Olympics on the day by donating to one of our on street collectors or by texting the word SPECIAL to 50300 to donate €2. All of your €2 donation will go to Special Olympics Ireland.

For further information about Special Olympics Ireland’s Collection Day and to volunteer please visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday or contact Michael Carty at Special Olympics Connaught on 071 911 8330 or michael.carty@specialolympics.ie.