For fifty years from 1952 - 2002 the Dublin & District Motorcycle Club have been donning their best fancy dress costumes at Christmastime raising more than a few eyebrows while also raising money for a good cause - the Wireless for the Blind Committee! To date they have raised a grand total of €106,618.85
This year's fancy dressers enjoyed a rain free day as they participated in the Odlum's Flour Battle on the greasy pole, the Philip's Climb Challenge and the Coolrunning Bobsleigh 'mud' run. Raising money for charity has never been so much fun!'
Fun though it may be, the funds raised (€6,500 this year) are essential to the provision of essential services to vision impaired people in Ireland, including Talking Books, Tape Recorders, Radios and Taped Newspapers and Magazines. Mr. Harry Finlay, President of the Dublin & District Motorcyle Club presented Mr. Desmond Kenny, Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland with the considerable amount at the NCBI Head Office in Drumcondra today. Speaking at the event, Mr. Kenny thanked the club and their sponsors Odlums and Philips for their continued support and generosity. "On the 50th Anniversary of the First Fancy Dress Parade, I cannot express enough how grateful we are to the Dublin & District Motorcycle Club for their constant support and generosity. They are living proof that fundraising, can indeed be 'funraising!'