Irish Wheelchair Association’s national fundraising Angel Campaign, is taking place on Friday November 14 and will be launched at a coffee morning in the Annebrook Hotel.
IWA angel pins will be sold nationwide for €2 and monies raised will help to fund services for the 20,000 members throughout the country. This year, angel pencils will also be available which will appeal to younger supporters.
The Irish Wheelchair Association was founded in 1960 by a small group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities in Ireland. Today, IWA provides services nationally, including 60 resource and outreach centres; personal assistant services; motoring advice, assessment, and tuition; youth services; training and education; respite and holidays; wheelchair sales and rental; peer counselling; and sport.
Speaking about this year’s campaign, CEO Kathleen McLoughlin commented, “Angel Day generates funds to provide essential resources to many people with disabilities. As the economy worsens, our funding sources are getting tighter, but we are determined to do everything in our power to avoid cut backs on essential services. We are asking the general public to support our work by buying these lovely angel pins and pencils.”
For further information or to donate online please contact the Irish Wheelchair Association on (01 ) 8186400 or log on to www.iwa.ie