Collectors sought to help Special Olympics

SPECIAL Olympics Ireland Collection Day will take place throughout Ireland on Friday April 15.

SPECIAL Olympics Ireland Collection Day will take place throughout Ireland on Friday April 15.

The target is to raise €1 million on the day but to do this the group will need a minimum of 3,500 volunteers to take to the streets of Ireland and shake a bucket for them.

This is the group’s biggest annual fundraising event and is essential to ensuring the ongoing sustainability and growth of their programme of sport for people with an intellectual disability throughout Ireland.

There are currently 11,000 athletes involved in Special Olympics activities in Ireland. This year Ireland 126 athletes from all over the country will represent Ireland at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens in June. This is the biggest sporting occasion for people with an intellectual disability in the World and Team Ireland are determined to do us all proud on this prestigious international sporting stage

To get involved and collect in your area please visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday or text Collect followed by your name and county to 51444.