T.Y Money Collection For Charity
In transition year we spend a lot of time helping people out and supporting local charities. On Friday 23rd September we collected for Down Syndrome Ireland. I collected money that afternoon, and my friend and I were outside of Dunnes Stores. Many people donated money to the charity and it was a great success. Down Syndrome Ireland is a voluntary organisation supporting people with Down Syndrome and their families. The charity supports 3,500 members. Down Syndrome has twenty six local branches nationwide.
The other charity we collected for was the Irish Society of Autism, which was on Friday 14th October. Again I was collecting that afternoon outside of Dunnes Stores. We also collected a lot of money for the Irish Society of Autism. When people donated a certain amount of money they could get a rose badge or a rose shopping bag.
The Irish Society of Autism was founded in 1963. They are the longest established specialist service for people with autism in Ireland. The society's goal was to create awareness about autism and convincing the authorities that early diagnosis and specialised education would greatly improve the quality of life for people with Autism.
After helping both charities I felt really happy with myself. I knew that the money that my year and I had collected would help out with both charities greatly. After the experience of these two days I have become more aware of other people collecting money for charities and the work that is involved within the charity. Therefore, I have always donated money when I see people out doing work for their charity.