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Fundraising activity reaches new heights as store raises €500

24 May, 2016
Specsavers Clonmel staff members.

Fundraising activities for Specsavers Clonmel reached new heights as staff, customers and passers-by participated in a stair climber challenge with a view to raising much needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Massive success

Pictured is Isaac Dunlea and Luke Moylan Hourigan taking part in the store’s fundraising activities along with Specsavers Clonmel staff members. Customers were invited to drop into their local Specsavers and show their support by getting involved in the climb or making a donation to the charity. The day was a massive success with the store raising €500 for the worthwhile cause.

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

Specsavers Dundalk Director Camille Maguire said, “We would like to thank the local community for their unwavering support. We were amazed by the level of enthusiasm and the generosity of customers and staff who really got behind the campaign. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin provides invaluable care to sick children and the money raised is enabling the charity to make a tremendous difference to the lives of families across the country.”

Having exceeded the initial €100,000 fundraising target, Specsavers Ireland recently presented Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin with a cheque for €120,000 and announced that it would be extending its commitment to the hospital by pledging to raise an additional €100,000.

Staff member tackles epic climb 

As part of the recently launched ‘Climb for Crumlin’ campaign, Specsavers staff member Tony Power will embark on the epic journey of climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp to help raise much needed funds for the refurbishment of the new ophthalmology department at the hospital. Specsavers staff across the country will continue stepping up to the challenge with their own in-store fundraising activities in the coming months to ensure they reach their target.

For more information or to make a donation visit www.cmrf.org/user/specsaversclimbforcrumlin or text Crumlin to 50300 to donate €4.

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