Fundraiser for polio survivors
AN ice cream blitz for Wicklow polio survivors will take place at Rainbows’ ice cream parlour in Bray today ( Wednesday).
Described on LovinDublin.com as one of the 47 things Bray has to offer that you won’t get in Dublin, Rainbows comes in at number seven and is cited as a reason Bray is the Irish capital of ice cream. If that’s not enough of a reason for customers to be enticed to visit this traditional ice cream spot, supporting a local group with this Ice Cream Blitz is the topping on the cone. ‘We are delighted that Rainbows Ice Cream Parlour is helping us to raise funds to support Polio Survivors,’ said Marie McGuirk of the Wicklow Polio Support Group. ‘Because polio is gone, many people forget that polio survivors are still here and have many difficulties as a result of their condition.’
The ice cream blitz will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a minimum donation of €2 is requested.
The Post Polio Support Group was established in 1993. They are the only organisation in Ireland providing practical services and support (and sometimes more importantly a listening ear) to those unfortunate enough to have contracted polio when babies or young children.
Before it was was eradicated in the early 1960s, the debilitating disease Poliomyelitis struck down many people in Ireland. Many were partially paralysed and recovered, while others were paralysed partially or severely for life.