Published on February 24th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer0
Aviation Fundraiser donates VW Transporter to SVP Birr
The Irish aviation fundraiser has facilitated the donation of a 2016 VW Transporter to St Vincent DePaul in Birr. The van was donated by John Harmon of the Harmon Group. John was a close friend of Aer Lingus pilot Capt. Joe Dalton died 18 months ago and the van has been named in his memory. The van, which is conservatively valued at €10,000, will be used for food collections and deliveries for families in the Midlands who are going hungry.
This donation is in addition to the €23,000 that has been raised so far from the Irish Air Spectacular book. The funds raised are used exclusively by St. Vincent de Paul Society in Birr town and the rural areas surrounding Birr. A separate education fund has been set up and the monies raised are used to assist children from less privileged backgrounds in three levels of education, Primary, Secondary and Third level.
Speaking on this week’s Short Final podcast, Capt. Sé Pardy, Accountable Manager at Simtech Aviation and founder of the Irish aviation fundraiser has said that they are currently planning the Irish Aviation Golf Challenge in August.