Rotary Club And Down Syndrome Kerry Team Up For Collection Day

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Launching the dual collection day were, in front; President of Tralee Rotary Club Pierse Wall; Rachel Fitzgerald and Riste├írd Pierse of Down Syndrome Kerry. At back; Grace O’Donnell, Tralee Rotary; Fr Padraig Walsh, Michal Slattery, Ken Wainwright and Trevor Giles of Tralee Rotary. Photo by Dermot Crean

TRALEE Rotary Club and Down syndrome Kerry have got together to promote a day for dropping off unwanted bicycles and clothing at two different venues.

If you have an old bike that you want to get rid of, then a trip to Tralee Rugby Club is in order later this month and at the same time you could help out children in Africa.

Tralee Rotary Club is encouraging people to donate the bikes which will then be refurbished and subsequently sent to African schools for use by both primary and secondary students. Over 3,000 bikes have been sent to Africa so far in the Rotary Ireland campaign.

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Many African children live in remote communities and the only way they can get to school is to walk. A bicycle would make a world of difference to them, their families and local communities.

You can drop off the bikes at Tralee Rugby Club on February 23 between 11am and 6pm.

On the same day, you can also drop off any unwanted shoes and clothes to Down Syndrome Kerry Shop on High Street in Tralee which is holding a Clothes Collection Day.

“I’d like to thank Tralee Rotary Club for bringing us on board with this project. People can bring clothes, shoes, books, bric a brac and ornaments to the shop which we will then sell at the shop,” said Rachel Fitzgerald of Down Syndrome Kerry.

Launching the dual collection day were, members of Tralee Rotary Club and Rachel Fitzgerald and Risteárd Pierse of Down Syndrome Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

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