Charity cheques from gardaí and bus drivers
THROUGH November, employees of Dublin Bus and Wicklow gardaí put together a number of activities such as head-shaving, moustache-growing, waxing and weight loss in order to raise money for various deserving charities across Wicklow.
Many brave gardaí and Dublin Bus drivers put themselves through insane activities all in the name of charity. One brave Garda member even travelled to Africa and climbed the fourth highest mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise money.
In total, €19,000 was raised and split between worthy organisations across Wicklow.
Last Thursday in the Martello, cheques were presented to Wicklow Hospice Foundation and Bray Cancer Support Centre, as well as Greystones, Wicklow, Arklow and Rathdrum cancer support groups.
Garda members and Dublin Bus drivers would like to thank all the local businesses who made donations, and would like to acknowledge all the people who took part in the activities.
At the cheque presentation. Back: Superintendent Michael Lernihan, Paul Keenan of Dublin Bus, chief superintendent Tom Conway, Des O’Toole of CABS, Irene Winters of Wicklow Cancer Support, Patricia Healy of Arklow Cancer Support, Brendan O’Leary of Bray Cancer Support and Bill Porter of Rathdrum Cancer Support. Front: Michelle Hickey of Greystones gardaí, Patricia Gibbons of Bray Cancer Support, Breda Kelly of Arklow Cancer Support and Ann Hyland of Arklow Cancer Support.