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Camross fundraising efforts a huge success as cheque presentation made to Down Syndrome Ireland ‘Laois Branch’

Barry Cuddy (Truck Run Organiser), Michael Gorman DSI "Laois Branch" PRO, Kathryn Cuddy (Truck Run Committee), Mick Dooley (Truck Run Committee), Niall Cuddy (Truck Run Committee), Margaret Miron DSI "Laois Branch" Chairperson and Paula Grady.

Down Syndrome Ireland “Laois Branch” were recently presented with a cheque for €9,000 by the Camross Truck and Tractor Run committee.

It was in aid of the Down Syndrome Ireland Laois Branch “Field of Dreams” Employment Training Centre of Excellence project in Abbeyleix.

The Presentation took place in Bergin’s pub Camross.

Also Committee members Pauline Bergin (Pub), David Braden, Michael Dowling and a number of other committee members.

“Down Syndrome Ireland “Laois Branch” would like to thank in particular Barry Cuddy for leading this fundraiser again this year,” said the group in a statement.

“All the Truckers and Tractor owners who turned out in their droves to support our Laois “Field of Dreams” project.

In a little over twelve months, between the Camross Truck Run last year and the year before they raised €16,000.

“Also the Camross Van Run, led by Ger Hogan and his committee, which entailed a Hurling Tournament, 5K Walk, and a host of other events, raised €14,000 for our Laois “Field of Dreams” project.

“This brought the overall total raised by the Camross Community to €30,000.00 in a little over one year, for our “Field of Dreams” project in Abbeyleix.

“This will make such an enormous difference to the everyday lived lives of our adults in the county of Laois.”

Margaret Miron DSI “Laois Branch” Chairperson, Michael Greene DSI “Laois Branch” Treasurer.
Michael Dowling, David Braden, Barry Cuddy, Michael Gorman and Kathryn Cuddy.
Barry Cuddy (Truck Run Organiser), Michael Gorman DSI “Laois Branch” PRO, Kathryn Cuddy (Truck Run Committee), Mick Dooley (Truck Run Committee), Niall Cuddy (Truck Run Committee), Margaret Miron DSI “Laois Branch” Chairperson and Paula Grady.

The group also held their Christmas party at the end of last year and pictures from that are below:

Michael Dowling Junior, Michael Dowling Senior, Antoinette Dowling (Down Syndrome Ireland Director), Liam Aherne (Down Syndrome Ireland President) and Margaret Miron (DSI “Laois Branch” Chairperson)
Left to right Front Row: Michael Greene (“Laois Branch” Treasurer), Margaret Miron (“Laois Branch” Chairperson) Left to right Back Row: Michael Gorman (“Laois Branch” PRO), Mary Gorman and Lee Whelan

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