Tallaght firefighters raise €1k with special Movember challenge coin

Tallaght firefighters raise €1k with special Movember challenge coin

FIREFIGHTERS at Tallaght Fire Station raised €1,000 through the sale of a special Movember challenge coin.

The firefighters grew their moustaches and raised funds as part of the Frontline Mo-Bro’s group, which took in over €33,000 for men’s support services in the fight against cancer and through raising awareness around men’s mental health.

“With the permission of the chief fire officer Denis Keeley, I designed a Movember charity coin with all proceeds going to help fight men’s cancer,” Tallaght firefighter, Derek Riordan, said.

“Two hundred coins were ordered and sold all over the world as well as here in Ireland, and €1,000 was raised from the sale of them.”

COINED IT: Firefighters Robbie Dunne, Trevor Walsh, Keith Conroy, Wayne Quirke, Derek Riordan, S.O. John O’Flaherty, Colin Nugent, Ger Kavanagh and Tom O’Reilly at the cheque presentation outside Tallaght Fire Station on Monday

This Movember coin was just the latest in a line of commemorative challenge coins designed by Derek and sold by Dublin Fire Brigade in aid of different charities.

In tandem with Phibsborough Fire Station, the two crews raised €3,500 overall for the charity.

The sale of the Movember challenge coin and success of the Frontline Mo’Bro’s has somewhat defied the odds, managing to still fundraise thousands of euro despite Covid-19 restrictions.

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