Special DSI fundraiser

DUNDALK Stadium is one of ten stadia across the country hosting a special fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) on February 25.

DUNDALK Stadium is one of ten stadia across the country hosting a special fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) on February 25.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the family-friendly benefit night all across the countr. DSI are hoping to raise over e100,000, which will include competitions, raffles and goodie bags for all children attending the benefit night.

Dawn Quinn for the Irish Greyhound Board said: “This is the second year we will host the Down Syndrome Ireland Benefit Night at the Dogs. Due to the huge success of last year and the incredible support from everyone we are delighted to be involved once again.”

Speaking at the launch of the Benefit Night at the Dogs, Mr Pat Clarke, Chief Executive of Down Syndrome Ireland said: “We are delighted to once again be working with the IGB to deliver our Benefit Night at the Dogs.

“These are difficult economic times for every family, particularly those who have a child with a disability. With ever more cuts in services, our 3,000 members are increasingly reliant on Down Syndrome Ireland to give them vital services and supports.”