Specsavers Clondalkin Hosts GAA Day


Specsavers Clondalkin teamed up with Round Towers Clondalkin GAA club in an initiative that aims to reconnect older and more vulnerable people within the GAA community. As part of the initiative, Specsavers Clondalkin provided a bursary fund to Round Towers Clondalkin GAA club to bring the elderly and more vulnerable in the local community to the Dublin vs Tyrone Allianz league football match.

The initiative, now in its second year, is a nationwide campaign by Specsavers to support those who may have fallen out of the habit of going to GAA games in recent years and who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend, enjoy a day out watching their favourite sport. The success of last year’s initiative saw a growth in clubs’ interest to participate and so, Specsavers are delighted to facilitate the initiative in all 32 counties across the island of Ireland.

Speaking about the GAA day out, Specsavers Clondalkin, Director Lisa Walsh says: ‘Looking out for our community is so important to us, so this was another way for us to help those who may have been shielding during the pandemic and to encourage them to re-connect with the wider society and get back to enjoying the activities they love the most. We were delighted to work with Round Towers Clondalkin GAA club on this initiative and we hope that everyone enjoyed the day.’

Sharon Jordan, Secretary at Round Towers Clondalkin GAA club, adds: ‘I would like to thank all the staff at Specsavers Clondalkin for organising a great day trip to Croke Park. It was a great day out and one which our community members will remember.’

Those who attended the game really enjoyed the day and extended their thanks to the staff at Specsavers Clondalkin and Round Towers Clondalkin GAA club for organising a memorable day out.

Lisa continues: ‘Our customers are at the heart of our Clondalkin store, and our older customers are a key focus for us. We know that regular social interaction, the forming of relationships and connections within social networks generates higher levels of physical and mental wellbeing in older people which is why we were delighted to work with our local GAA club on this initiative.’

Customers are always guaranteed expert eyecare and hearing services, exceptional choice and outstanding value for money at Specsavers and we look forward to welcoming new and existing customers from the GAA community in store soon. To find out more information, request an appointment, or to speak to an expert, please call your local Specsavers team or visit www.specsavers.ie

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