Galway comedian raising vital funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association

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Popular Galway comedian Stevo Timothy has started preparing for a 5km cycle, raising vital funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association.

The fundraising campaign has raised almost €5,000 so far, as donations continue to flood in from across the country.

Stevo suffered a motorbike accident in 2005 which broke his neck and his back. Because of the paraplegia, he says this 5km cycle will be a challenge.

“I haven’t a clue if I’ll be able to acheive it,” he said, “but I’m going to give it a go!”

On the official fundraising page, Stevo explained the great work that the Irish Wheelchair Association does across the coutnry.

“The Irish Wheelchair Association delivers vital services to people with physical disabilities who due to their disability, are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

“Its employees are among the many heroic frontline healthcare staff who are courageously committed to reaching the most vulnerable during this very difficult time,” he said.

“They are delivering care packages to those, who need it most, setting up Skype accounts to connect people with their families, hosting virtual tea parties and online dance classes and taking the time to make sure people feel less alone.

“Their small acts of kindness like daily phonecalls, friendly visits and even singing songs from across the street, make all the difference to their service users who are very isolated during COVID-19

“Each year Irish Wheelchair Association needs to raise €2million on top of HSE funding to keep its services running.

But because of the COVID-19 crisis, they have been forced to postpone their nationwide fundraising activities and close their charity shops.

“They need your help to support over 4,000 people with physical disabilities every week during this challenging and stressful time. Please donate what you can.” Stevo added.

The fundraising page can be found HERE.