Offaly nice gesture by firefighters and locals to assist charitable cause

Date Published : August 20th, 2021    Published By : admin

Firefighters in Clara, Co. Offaly have teamed up with local volunteers and tradespeople to assist with building a wet room for a local man whose health and ability is rapidly deteriorating.

Fifty-year-old George Mears was recently diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (also known as parkinsonism). Mr. Mears lives close to Clara fire station and is a member of a local motorbike club and is well known in the community. Because of his diagnoses and declining health, George is no longer able to use his existing bathroom.

A fundraising event which was planned to take place in August was cancelled due to the current pandemic and restrictions. The cancellation had left locals, and particularly the Meares family, devastated as monies raised were to go towards the urgent transformation of a bathroom to a wet room.

Many retained firefighters have various skills, experience, and abilities in various trades, and in Clara, firefighters have joined other local skilled tradespeople from the town to help complete the task and build the wet room.

Courtesy Little Town Media

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