IWA teams up to launch Angels

IWA teams up to launch Angels

Friday, 11 November 2016

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) teams up with famous faces, sports stars and disability campaigners to launch its national fundraising campaign, Angels.

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) teamed up with famous faces, sports stars and disability campaigners to launch its national fundraising campaign, Angels. Actor and director, Steve Gunn who plays wheelchair user, Dan Keating in Fair City; journalist, blogger and disability campaigner, Louise Bruton along with three-time Paralympian and three-time World Championship medallist in swimming, Ellen Keane showed their support for IWA as its members, staff and volunteers prepare for the annual fundraising campaign which takes place throughout November.

There are many ways to support the Angels Campaign and IWA’s Fundraising Team will be assisting businesses, colleges, schools and other organisations to arrange Angels collections and events which will be ongoing throughout the month of November. The easiest way to support IWA is to purchase an Angels pin, product or text ANGELS to 50300 to make a €2 donation.

Speaking at the national launch which took place in The Science Gallery, Dublin, Rosemary Keogh, CEO of Irish Wheelchair Association explained:

The Angels campaign national collection days on Thursday 10th November and Friday 11th November, will see volunteers collecting in towns and communities nationwide. All funds raised through the sale of Angels products will be used to support the essential services, activities and sports programmes which IWA provides to people with disabilities on a daily basis.
With 20,000 members throughout Ireland, IWA is one of the leading representative organisations and service providers for people with physical disabilities and limited mobility. On an annual basis, IWA provides over 2 million hours of services to people in their own homes or communities. We also provide social, sporting and recreational opportunities, many of which are only made possible due to the efforts of our volunteers, donors and the general public who support the Angels Campaign on an annual basis.

The support of local volunteers, as always, is a vital component to the success of the Angels Campaign. This year IWA hopes that community volunteers will join members and staff to support the Association to raise the necessary funds to maintain the level and range of services provided to people with disabilities and their families in every county in Ireland. For those interested in volunteering with the Angels Campaign in 2016 please contact the IWA Fundraising Department on 01 818 6469 or email angels@iwa.ie.

Angels products are distributed courtesy of DPD Ireland, the national courier service, who generously supports this worthwhile campaign on an annual basis.

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