Heart warm­ing ap­proach to fundrais­ing

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.

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