Proceeds from a fundraising event that took place deep into lockdown last January were presented last week to representatives of Down Syndrome Kerry (DSK), the charity chosen by the organizers of the fundraiser, the Killarney Swimming Club.
Due to being on lockdown, there weren’t too many options available for fundraisers, but that didn’t stop the swim club from brainstorming and coming up with their ’31 Day Challenge’ ‘ where they asked people to get up, get out and get active every day in January.
For each day they were active participants were asked to donate €1 to the fundraiser and as expected the club members rose to the challenge with flying colors and over time it all came together. added up, to finally finish on the impressive sum of € 1456 which was presented last week to Kevin Griffin with other representatives of the group Down Syndrome Kerry.
Talk to The Kerryman Paul Cremin of the Killarney Swimming Club said this week that a number of DSK members are active members of the swimming club so it was very easy to choose who they wanted to fundraise for.
Thanking the club for its efforts, Kevin Griffin said the money would be used to fund services for children with SD such as speech and language, occupational therapy and early intervention.