Heart warming approach to fundraising
DUNDALK communities were praised for their ‘ heart warming’ approach to a fundraising initiative for the vital work of a national charity.
Parishioners and churches across Dundalk rallied together, holding collections to raise funds and awareness for Fighting Blindness.
Thanks to the generosity and kindness of the Dundalk community an incredible €7,298 was raised which will be used to fund sight saving research into treatments and cures for blindness.
Funds raised will also help to provide counselling and peer to peer support for people and families affected by sight loss.
Chief exeuctive of the charity, Kevin Whelan said:
‘I have been really struck by the generosity of the people of Dundalk, as a small charity we are humbled by their enthusiastic support and goodwill.
Thank you so much to all involved, with special thanks to Eric Beggs, a long stand- ing supporter and champion of Fighting Blindness who has worked tirelessly on our behalf.’’
Fighting Blindness use funds raised to launch world-leading research into developing treatments and cures for blindness, while caring for people and families through counselling and peer to peer support services.
For more information about the charity and their work visit the website www. FightingBlindness.ie.