20th December to 24th December 2006: Bag Packing at Super Value Supermarket, Morgan Street, Waterford

We enjoyed our bag pack and the Christmas spirit was wonderful. There was a tremendous banter between the packers and shoppers, which all of us benefited from. We are really grateful to The Super Value management for facilitating our bag pack and the generous customers who supported us. Also thanks to our loyal volunteers who work hard on our behalf. We raised the total amount of €12,585.

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October 2006: Annual Table Quiz

This most enjoyable and successful night was held at The Showboat, The Glen, Waterford and ended up raising €530.

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10th September 2006: WLR Fun Run

Bridget McGrath participated on behalf of The Marfans Research Foundation in this 10 km fun run and raised an incredible total of a total of €576.

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10th September 2006: Bucket Collections at Ballyvolane and Blackpool Shopping Centres, Cork

Kieran and Anita McGrath undertook this collection and raised a total of €476.

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9th September 2006: Pony and Trap Drive from Kilmacow in South Kilkenny to Tramore in County Waterford

Billy Meany and his team of four drivers – Tony Flynn, Tommy Foskin, John Fogarty and Tom Kearns left Kilmacow village on Saturday, decked out in traditional dress from the Victorian era. The beautiful weather added to the occasion and the five ponies and traps in succession was a sight to behold. The day was a tremendous success, thanks to Billy and his men, our volunteers and the generous donors. The total amount raised was €7,700.




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Seeing Better Ireland 2006 is coming soon!

Presented by St. Josephs’ School for the Visually Impaired, Gracepark Road, Dublin and The Blind Centre for Northern Ireland this is exhibition of equipment, resources and services for people of all ages with a sight loss.

By visiting the Seeing Better exhibition you will be able to see and try out a vast range of up to the minute products. You will be able to get information about services available to children and adults with a sight loss. It’s a “one-stop-shop” opportunity to see:

  • Main providers of services
  • Support and interest groups
  • “High tech” and “low tech” equipment from suppliers from Ireland, the UK, Europe and America
  • Venues: St Joseph’s School for the Visually Impaired, Drumcondra, Dublin on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June and in The Ulster Hall, Belfast on June 6th & 7th. Free Admission

    Visit our website to find out more about exhibitors, workshops and the facilities at each venue. Call Maria Nagle or Geraldine Neill on 01-837 3635 if you have any queries about the visiting the exhibition in Dublin. Call Fred Johnston or Dean Houston in the Blind Centre on 048-90 500 999 for information about the Belfast exhibition.

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    5th June 2006: The Dublin City Women’s Mini Marathon

    Michael and Geraldine McGrath participated on behalf of our Charity. Michael received many a glancing look, dressed in his attire! The sun shone brightly on the day and the atmosphere was magic. We raised a total of €1,132.36.

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    21st May 2006: The Edmund Carr Great Baddow Charity Races 2006

    Sr Philomena Purcell participated in this fantastic race on behalf of our Charity. Congratulations Philomena on completing the race and raising stg£513.40

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    23rd April 2006: Castle -“On yer Bike”

    Mick Creed from Hastings, in England completed the cycle challenge on behalf of our Charity. He completed the 40 mile route in Sussex, England, in an incredible time of two and a half hours. Congratulations Mick and well done on your achievements of successfully completing the cycle and raising stg£315

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    7th and 8th April 2006: A Bucket Collection at Superquinn Supermarket, Kilbarry, Waterford

    Total amount raised was €973. Thanks to the Superquinn staff and loyal customers.

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