Kildare Man Wins Laptop for Cancer Charity
15th July 2014
Keith Stanford from Kildare Town did his bit for charity recently when he won a laptop for the Aoibheann’s Pink Tie charity. Keith entered a competition run by Rehab Recycle, where people were invited to nominate their chosen charity to win a laptop. Although he has no personal connection to the charity, he has been impressed with the work that they do and so he nominated them. Aoibheann’s Pink Tie was set up by Jimmy Norman in 2010 to help and support children and their families during their child’s battle to beat cancer.
On winning the competition, Keith said, “I just saw the competition on the Rehab Recycle Facebook page. I had seen the good work that Aoibheann’s Pink Tie had done so I decided to nominate them. I actually had a dream that I won the competition, then the next morning I got a call to say I had! It was great to see the difference that it’ll make to the people who volunteer in the charity. I’ve done a few charity things over the years. I did a skydive for Turn the Tide of Suicide last year. And this year I did one for Aoibheanns Pink Tie with a group of 17 people from Kildare and. We raised 5,000 for the charity through the skydive and bag packing in local supermarkets. I hope to do a skydive again next year for Focus Ireland.”
The competition was run by Rehab Recycle, which offers a wide range of recycling including WEEE, IT equipment, plastic, paper, cardboard as well as a comprehensive Information Security Management Service and an Asset Recovery service. Keith travelled to Rehab Recycle’s headquarters in Tallaght to collect the laptop. Nuala Sheedy, Rehab Recycle, said, “As one of Ireland’s largest employers of people with disabilities we have a great understanding of the challenges that charities face. Our Promise It to Rehab Recycle initiative allows companies to donate old and unused equipment which we refurbish and sell onto schools and charities at a reduced rate. We decided to run the competition to give one charity the opportunity to win a laptop which would hopefully be a good resource to them and make a big difference to the great work that they do.”
Keith and Nuala went to the headquarters of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie in East Wall, Dublin to deliver the laptop to volunteer Linda O’Connell. She said “We are thrilled with the new laptop, which will be the main laptop for the organisation. The one we were using was on its last legs. When I was typing letters, it had a mind of its own and the cursor would fly around the screen, mixing up sentences! It’s brilliant to have the new laptop. It’ll make our job so much easier. We’d like to say a big thank you to Keith for nominating us and also to Rehab Recycle.”
For more Information contact: Róisín Fitzgerald, Rehab Recycle: Tel 01 2057268/086 8101291 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org