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Friday 19 October 2018

Civil Defence are a 'shining example'

Fergus Gallagher of Wexford Civil Defence with Susan O'Dwyer, CEO of Make-A-Wish Ireland.
Fergus Gallagher of Wexford Civil Defence with Susan O'Dwyer, CEO of Make-A-Wish Ireland.

Maria Pepper

Wexford Civil Defence were honoured with a special award as a thank you for raising funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland

Fergus Gallagher of the Civil Defence was presented with a Wish Star Award by the charity at a star-studded ceremony in the Sandymount Hotel in Dublin.

Fergus collected the award on behalf of Wexford town Civil Defence which raised €2,700 for the organisation which grants the wishes of seriously ill children.

Members organised a sponsored charity hike of 35 km on the Wicklow Way from Marley Park to Lough Tay as part of a team building exercise and donated all the money raised to Make-A-Wish.

'We chose Make-A-Wish because we realise just how important it is to bring happiness into a sick child's life', said Fergus.

Susan O'Dwyer, CEO, Make-A-Wish Ireland said the €2,700 was a fantastic help in enabling the charity to make seriously ill children's wishes come true.

'Wexford Civil Defence are a shining example of what can be achieved through teamwork and community spirit. It is thanks to organisations like them that we can continue to support truly brave children and their families throughout Ireland', she said.

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