GARDAI at Roxboro Road garda station will aim to sell up to 2,000 doughnuts this weekend, in an effort to raise “much needed funds” for Special Olympics Ireland.
They will be stationed at the Crescent Shopping Centre this Saturday, between 10am and 2pm, with the hope to sell as many doughnuts as they can.
Organised by Gda Paul Howard and Gda Niamh Keogh, they were inspired to undergo the campaign that originated in the United States.
“It’s a worldwide event. It originated in America, where American police would actually sit on the roof of a doughnut shop, and they couldn’t come down until they sold 3,000 doughnuts. Basically, the weather here is too bad, so we thought we would sell the doughnuts ourselves,” Gda Howard said.
It will be the first time this charity campaign will be run in Limerick.
“We are hoping to raise as much money for Special Olympics and promote the good work that they are doing with the athletes,” he added. Ken Duggan of Limerick Frozen Foods, who are providing the charity doughnuts, said that when the Special Olympics came to Limerick, it brought in “phenomenal” business.
Superintendent Derek Smart told the Leader that they would like as many people to purchase a box of doughnuts if they see them over the weekend.