EXPERTS in eyecare and hearing, Specsavers Donegal teamed up with Four Masters GAA club in an initiative that aims to reconnect older and more vulnerable people within the GAA community.
As part of the initiative, Specsavers Donegal provided a bursary fund to Four Masters GAA club to bring the elderly and more vulnerable in the local community to the Donegal versus Mayo Allianz League game last Sunday.
The initiative was to give people who may have fallen out of the habit of going to GAA games in recent years and who otherwise might not attend a GAA game, the opportunity to attend and enjoy a day out watching their favourite sport.
They also got to meet a famous guest – the one and only Marty Morrissey!
Speaking about the GAA day out, Specsavers Donegal Store Director Eddie Dolan, 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 Four Masters GAA club on this initiative and we hope that everyone enjoyed the day.’
Liam Hegarty, Health and Wellbeing Officer at Four Masters GAA club, adds: ‘I would like to thank all the staff at Specsavers Donegal Town for facilitating a great day trip for the Bluestack Foundation to MacCumhaill Park. It was a great day out and one which all the children will remember’.’
Those who attended the game really enjoyed the day and extended their thanks to the staff at Specsavers Donegal and Four Masters GAA club for organising a memorable day out.
Eddie Dolan continues: ‘Our customers are at the heart of our Donegal store and our older customers are a key focus for us. We know that regular social interaction and the forming of relationships and connecting 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 particular 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