Tipperary volunteers needed for Special Olympics collection

Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day, sponsored by eircom, will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, 26th April,

Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day, sponsored by eircom, will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, 26th April,

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 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 Munster. 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. 100% 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 phone Siobhan Nolan at Special Olympics Munster on 021 497 7511.