MACE retailers across Ireland will be inviting customers and staff to donate between 15 minutes and one hour of their time to cycle on static bikes and raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland, MACE’s official charity partner, this summer.
MACE sales director Keith Crawford and Down Syndrome Ireland CEO, Barry Sheridan, were recently joined by DSI members, Newbridge native Conor O’Donnell, star of Apple+ show 'Bad Sisters' and Mary-Clare Shaughnessy (Laois Branch), on a recent visit to MACE Mountrath in Co Laois to officially launch the Tour de MACE static cycling initiative that will see MACE stores throughout Ireland host an event during the summer months.
Since adopting Down Syndrome Ireland as MACE’s official charity partner in 2017, MACE noted that its retailers have engaged in a number of initiatives designed to raise awareness and funds for the worthy charity as well as through collection boxes in more than 150 MACE stores nationwide, and a donation on selected MACE own brand products.
'Real And Lasting Difference'
To date, MACE retailers have raised more than €313, 000 for their official charity partner.
Speaking at the launch of Tour de MACE 2023, Crawford, said, “Each Tour de MACE event will help make a real and lasting difference to people with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland. We are thrilled with the enthusiasm being shown in helping raise funds for our charity partner.”