Stephen steps up: Former mayor raises €1921.19 for Greystones Community First Responders
Former Greystones Mayor Stephen Stokes presented a cheque to Greystones Community First Responders after he raised €1921.19 by completing the Wicklow Way.
“Greystones Community First Responders would like to thank Stephen Stokes for completing this sponsored walk on our behalf. We are very grateful to receive this money and appreciate the great effort and hard work Stephen put into this fundraiser,” Margaret Duggan, Chairperson of said.
“We are especially grateful to receive the money as we were unable to hold our annual fundraising table quiz due to Covid-19. This money will go towards the cost of maintaining the public access defibrillators in and around Greystones.”
Greystones Community First Responders receive no public funding and must finance everything including PPE.
“I would like to say a big thank you to all those who donated,” Stephen said.
“We had donations from all over Ireland, the UK and even the United States. The money will go directly to saving lives. I’d also like to especially thank family and friends for all their logistical and moral support.”
Normally GCFR host two fundraisers per year, but it is now expected Stephen’s Wicklow Way walk will be their only fundraiser of 2020.
“I was delighted to give back to people who do so much for the community,” he added.
For more information about getting involved in GCFR people can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally there is a Greystones Community First Responders Facebook page for regular updates.