DONEGAL MAN KEEPS CHARITY IN THE PICTURE WITH UNIQUE FUNDRAISING SCHEME

first_imgA well-known Donegal charity fundraiser is receiving a terrific ‘reception’ after launching a unique scheme.Terence Gallagher came up with the plan when he visited his sister who had two old television sets.He found it was easy to sell the old sets and made a few euro for his chosen charity St Vincent De Paul. Then he realised that with the arrival of digital television across the country in October, many people were looking to offload their old televisions.So the Falcarragh man, who has lived in Letterkenny for many years, man sent out an appeal for old television sets.And in just two weeks he has gathered just under ONE HUNDRED television sets.“I can’t believe the response. It really has been terrific. “With the arrival of digital TV, a lot of people are taking the opportunity to buy new televisions.“People are just glad they don’t have to go to the bother of scrapping their old televisions and they are going to a good cause,” said Terence.Terence, who works at the Letterkenny Community centre, arranges for the televisions to be sent to different parts of Africa and the profit made goes directly to St Vincent De Paul.“People in Africa may live in poor conditions but they almost all have televisions.“There is a market for them there. We don’t get a lot of money for them but whatever we do get goes directly to the charity,” vowed Terence. He is currently storing the televisions at Letterkenny Athletic Club’s clubhouse on the Pearse Road, but is also looking for anyone who can donate some warehouse space close to Letterkenny Town Centre to get in touch.Televisions must be in working order and Terence can be contacted on 086 3192721.DONEGAL MAN KEEPS CHARITY IN THE PICTURE WITH UNIQUE FUNDRAISING SCHEME was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charityST VINCENT DE PAULTELEVISION SETSTERENCE GALLAGHERlast_img read more