Irish Wheelchair Association launches Angels Campaign
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 2159482.
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín with IWA Cork members Deborah, James and Mary and staff at the launch ag Páirc Uí Chaoimh.