Ir­ish Wheel­chair As­so­ci­a­tion launches An­gels Cam­paign

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The Ir­ish Wheel­chair As­so­ci­a­tion has launched its An­gels Cam­paign 2018 and, this Thursday and Fri­day, an­gel pins and other Christ­mas prod­ucts will be on sale through­out Cork.

GAA leg­end Seán Óg Ó hAilpín was at Páirc Uí Chaoimh to kick­start the cam­paign.

It sees the in­tro­duc­tion of IWA’s new An­gels pins and Christ­mas goods to be sold by vol­un­teers lo­cally.

The IWA pro­vides a range of es­sen­tial ser­vices to peo­ple with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties from its Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Black­rock, Cork.

A hub of ac­tiv­ity and a place where peo­ple can come to get ad­vice and sup­port, the cen­tre helps peo­ple de­velop new skills, learn to drive or par­tic­i­pate in train­ing pro­grammes and sports leagues.

Each year, IWA pro­vides over two mil­lion hours of vi­tal ser­vices to peo­ple with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties in their own homes and com­mu­ni­ties.

Com­mu­nity fundrais­ing of­fi­cer with IWA, Holly John­son ex­plained: “IWA’s An­gels Cam­paign is the largest cam­paign in our fundrais­ing cal­en­dar and en­ables IWA to gen­er­ate vi­tal funds to help us to con­tinue to main­tain the level of ser­vices pro­vided through­out Cork.

“Vol­un­teers will be sell­ing An­gels prod­ucts out­side ALDI stores, Dunnes Stores and var­i­ous lo­ca­tions through­out Cork and if you come across one of IWA’s vol­un­teers please pur­chase an An­gels prod­uct or make a do­na­tion.”

This Novem­ber, the IWA is ask­ing lo­cal com­mu­nity groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions, busi­nesses, and schools to vol­un­teer their time to as­sist with the cam­paign, in­clud­ing sell­ing An­gels pins or prod­ucts, host­ing an An­gels event, or tak­ing part in some of IWA’s or­gan­ised ini­tia­tives.

Visit www.iwa.ie/an­gels or con­tact Holly John­son on holly.john­son@iwa.ie or 087 2159482.

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín with IWA Cork mem­bers Deb­o­rah, James and Mary and staff at the launch ag Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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