Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Jerry Forde wheelchair fund reaches target of €4770!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Jerry Forde wheelchair fund reaches target of €4770!

Good news! The GoFundMe page to raise the money for a new racing wheelchair for the main man Jerry Forde has reached the target of €4,770! As outlined in a previous post, Jerry's chair was written off in a recent accident.

When I put up the post on Tuesday, the fund was a €1400 so the donations really poured in over the following 48 hours before it closed on Thursday.

A big shout out as well to Proinnsias O'Keeffe for getting the ball rolling on this. This is more than just a fundraising drive as it needed someone to manage the project.

It's not just a case of raising the funds and picking a model out of a catalogue. The user must be measured and each chair has to be manufactured to the exact specifications.

Now that the funds are there, we will hopefully see Jerry in action soon again.

I'll be one of the first to know when he takes delivery because his Lordship will inform me that he wants to go on a training session! 

Beep, Beep, Beep!

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