400 Tipperary volunteers for Special Olympics collection this Friday

Special Olympics Ireland’s Annual Collection day, sponsored by eircom, will take place on Friday 27th April. 100 volunteers will take to the streets of Clonmel, Thurles, Cashel, Nenagh, Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary Town and Roscrea to collect on the day.

Special Olympics Ireland’s Annual Collection day, sponsored by eircom, will take place on Friday 27th April. 100 volunteers will take to the streets of Clonmel, Thurles, Cashel, Nenagh, Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary Town and Roscrea to collect on the day.

This is the biggest annual fundraising event in the Special Olympics Ireland calendar and as such is hugely important to the organisation. Every cent that is 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 local area.

Speaking about Collection day, Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland said - “Friday, April 27th is a hugely significant day for Special Olympics Ireland. Over 3,500 volunteers will be out collecting in 200 collection points in cities, towns and villages throughout Ireland. Tipperary will be no exception with over 400 volunteers signed up to collect on the day. We are asking people to give what they can on the day in support of our programme of sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability. All donations will be greatly appreciated”.

Carolan Lennon, chief marketing officer, eircom said - “I encourage everyone to support the Special Olympics Ireland collection day by donating or volunteering to shake a bucket on the 27th April. It is such a worthy cause that offers invaluable support to the athletes. I along with my colleagues across the country will be out in force collecting and I hope you will join us in backing such a fantastic cause.”

To keep up to date on what is happening in Tipperary on the day please visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday