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Reaching new heights in a bid to raise funds for Crumlin

07 April, 2016
Specsavers staff member Tony Power will embark on the epic journey of climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp
Specsavers staff member Tony Power will embark on the epic journey of climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp

On Saturday 9 April, Specsavers Kilkenny’s fundraising activities will reach new heights as staff participate in a stair climber challenge to raise much-needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

‘Climb for Crumlin’

As part of the newly launched ‘Climb for Crumlin’ campaign, Specsavers staff member Tony Power will embark on the epic journey of climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp and employees and customers across the country will go the distance on stair climber machines.

How you can help

Customers in Kilkenny are invited to drop in to their local store on Saturday 9 April and show their support by taking part in the climb or making a donation to the worthy cause.

Alternatively, customers can purchase and complete their very own wish card which will be delivered to the monks at Everest Base Camp. Wish cards cost €1 and Specsavers will match every €1 raised from these cards, with all funds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

A word from the Kilkenny store director, Michelle Carew

“We have been overwhelmed by the support of our customers during our fundraising challenges throughout the year and are delighted to be able to make this generous donation to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, which provides invaluable care to sick children.

I would like to thank staff who worked tirelessly last year to surpass our initial €100,000 target and everyone who got behind us to ensure that we reached our goal. We were blown away by the level of enthusiasm and we look forward with great anticipation to a new challenge again this year. We’d also encourage customers in Kilkenny to get involved and join us on Saturday 9 April for what promises to be a fun day.”

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