Ruairi McMahon sells wristbands for Simon Community at the Casey’s Centra Mount Kenneth Summer Carnival. Pictured above: Ruairí McMahon. Photo: Johnny Baynes/I Love Limerick.
Ruairi McMahon is an Ard Scoil Rís secondary school student who has begun a very successful campaign to help raise much-needed funds for the Simon Community and Mid West Simon here in Limerick.
During his time in transition year, Ruairí took an interest in helping different organizations and charities in his local community. It was when his teacher mentioned the Simon Community he was instantly drawn to getting involved with them and donating his time to the charity.
With the help of his family and friends, Ruairí bought baby blue wristbands to be sold to the general public at €2 a piece with all proceeds raised going to the Simon Community. After trial and error with the bands, Ruairí has gotten his local shop on board in Ardnacrusha where they sell the bands, as well as at local charity events involving the Simon Community.
Ruairí hopes to continue selling these bands as they are raising a lot of money for the Simon Community. When I asked him what the real aim and goal of the project was he told me “I hope that after next month I can begin a new campaign to raise even more money for the Simon Community and hopefully other charities too.”
Ruairí attended the Casey’s Centra Mount Kenneth Summer Carnival where all money raised on the day was going towards the Simon Community and Limerick Marine Search and Rescue. Ruairí was selling the wristbands there and people were very receptive to purchasing the bands and helping him raise funds for the Simon Community!
We love seeing the younger generation getting involved with charities and we cannot wait to see Ruairís next campaign for his chosen charities in the coming months.
By I Love Limerick Correspondent, Sarah Hayes.