SPECIAL Olympics Ireland’s annual collection day, sponsored by eircom, takes on Friday, April 26. Volunteers will be needed throughout County Tipperary to look after the collection points in Clonmel, Thurles, Cashel, Nenagh, Carrick on Suir, Tipperary Town and Roscrea.
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.
Ger Deegan, regional director Special Olympics Munster, said: “This is our biggest annual fundraising event so it is hugely important to us. If you have a few hours to spare on April 26 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 will help us to continue to change the lives of people with an intellectual disability throughout Munster. With your help, we can all give our athletes a winning chance.”
If you can’t volunteer, you can support Special Olympics by donating to one of our on street collectors or by texting the word SPECIAL to 50300 to donate €2; 100 per cent of your €2 donation will go to Special Olympics Ireland.
For further information about Special Olympics Ireland’s Collection Day and to volunteer, visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday or phone Siobhan Nolan at Special Olympics Munster on 021-4977511.