Special Olympics look for volunteers in Leitrim

Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, April 27, 2012

Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, April 27, 2012

Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, April 27, 2012

This is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland and is hugely important to the organisation.

The aim of Special Olympics Collection Day, which is proudly supported by eircom, is to raise as much funds as possible to build and support the programme of sports training and competition offered by Special Olympics Ireland so that every person with an intellectual disability has the opportunity to be involved.

Volunteers will be needed throughout Co. Leitrim to look after the collection points in Carrick-on-Shannon, Manorhamilton, Ballinamore and Mohill.

Myra Merrick, Regional Director Special Olympics Connacht said “This is our biggest annual fundraising event and as such is of huge importance to us. We need volunteers to help us collect on the day to ensure we are successful. Even a few hours will make a huge difference to us. Every donation we receive on April 27, will help us to further realise our promise of changing the lives of people with Intellectual Disabilities throughout Connacht.”

For further information about Special Olympics Ireland’s Collection Day and to volunteer please visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday or phone Lydia Rogers on 085-8031445.