Festive Fire-Fighters help fund local radio Toy Appeal

Date Published : December 22nd, 2015    Published By : admin

Two fire-fighters from Athy, Co. Kildare have raised €650 in donations given by their colleagues from fire stations around county Kildare in an effort to help a Christmas toy appeal on Kildare’s local radio station KFM Radio in aid of St. Vincent de Paul.

KFM’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal has received literally hundreds of toys from many of its listeners across the county over the past two weeks.

Driver/Mechanic (D/M) Joe Foley and Fire-fighter (FF) Michael O’ Connor contacted their colleagues in the five other fire stations in Kildare (Newbridge, Naas, Maynooth, Monasterevin & Leixlip) to help with their appeal. Once enough funds were raised, both D/M Foley and FF O’ Connor were only too delighted to revisit their child-hood and shop till they dropped for toys.

FF O Connor in Toy Store
Pic: Athy Firefighter Michael O' Connor

When finished, they called into the studios of Kildare’s KFM at the M7 Business Park at Newhall, Naas, where they presented the toys to Head of News Ciara Plunkett on behalf of the fire-fighters of Kildare Fire Service.

KFM KFS in Studio_Crop1
Pic: D/M Joe Foley and FF Michael O' Connor (Athy Fire Station)

Ciara Plunkett is one of the main organisers of the KFM St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. The past weekend alone has seen a massive intake of toys and gifts from their generous listeners.

KFM Toy Appeal 1
Pic: (KFM Radio facebook)

Donations are being accepted until 11am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at the radio station. KFM Radio have thanked Kildare Fire Service and in particular, both fire service personnel for their work and donations of toys.

Well Done Lads! Nice touch.

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