Local MACE store joins campaign to support Down Syndrome Ireland
Annette Quigley, of the MACE store on the Carrick Road, turned up to celebrate the launch of the announcement that MACE is set to raise €300,000 for Down Syndrome Ireland over the next two years.
Funds will be raised through a combination of counter top charity boxes in MACE stores across the country, a contribution from the sale of selected MACE own brand products and a number of fundraising activities throughout the year.
Funds raised will go towards funding additional Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Regional Resource Officers around the country.
Mary Doherty, President, Down Syndrome Ireland, said:'We are delighted to have been selected by MACE as its chosen charity partner. Following research of our members needs, we are putting a new structure in place to give a better front line service to our member families throughout Ireland with the appointment of Regional Resource Officers around the country. The money that is raised by MACE will go directly into funding in this area.
Commenting on the new charity partnership Annette Quigley, said, 'We are delighted that MACE has chosen Down Syndrome Ireland as its new charity partner because the charity is centered on a cause that touches a lot of people and carries out great work in local communities. MACE has an ambitious target to raise €300,000 for the charity, so we will be working with our head office on several national and store level initiatives, and hope that our customers will be keen to show their support.'
For more information on Down Syndrome Ireland or to make a donation, visit www.downsyndrome.ie