Last week we brought you the story of the “Climb for Crumlin” campaign which was to be undertaken by the staff at Specsavers at The Square on Saturday.
The team were hoping to raise roughly €3,000 over a number of planned events to support a staff member of Specsavers Tony Power as he treks to the Everest Base Camp. Staff throughout Ireland will work together to equal Tony’s distance. Specsavers have again this year pledged to raise €100,000 for the ophthalmology unit at Crumlin.
The day kicked off on the Centre Mall where staff members took turns in cycling while others collected the funds in buckets. Store director James Ryan told us at InTallaght how proud he was of his workforce who all got on board with this fantastic cause;
“The day was phenomenal, we cycled for seven and a half hours. We are delighted to have raised thirteen hundred euro on the day which is brilliant. Our target for the year is €3,000 and by the time we all finish our climbs over the next few months we will do that”.
James also explained that if you missed the team on the day you can still donate to this great cause by dropping in store where there is still a bucket at the till;
“Have your glasses refreshed free of charge and any donations to Crumlin Children’s Hospital will be greatly accepted, so all minor repairs and all the small charge stuff, this month we are welcoming donations in exchange”