Camross Fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland Laois Branch

Camross Fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland Laois Branch

On Saturday evening the 4th of January Down Syndrome Ireland “Laois Branch” were presented with a cheque for €9,000.00 by the Camross Truck and Tractor Run committee 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.

Left to Right: 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” would like to thank in particular Barry Cuddy for leading this fundraiser again this year.  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 €16,000.00, 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 €14,000.00 for our Laois “Field of Dreams” project, bringing 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.

Left to Right: Michael Dowling, David Braden, Barry Cuddy, Michael Gorman and Kathryn Cuddy.

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