Special Olympics Ireland's video highlights their fantastic work

Special Olympics Ireland's video highlights their fantastic work

Thousands of Special Olympics volunteers are out on the streets right now collecting as part of their national fundraising day.

The organisation supports more than 9,100 athletes from around the country - helping them to reach their full potential.

Special Olympics Ireland's video highlights their fantastic work

"I've been involved in sports probably most of my life, and I know how important and key sport is to building a team ethos and getting involved and really improving your confidence,” Special Olympics ambassador and Irish rugby captain Rory Best said.

This year they are hoping to raise €600,000 in just 24 hours - with celebrities, sports stars and an army of volunteers all out in force.

Special Olympics Ireland have released this video to encourage people to give to the organisation and help fund their amazing work.

If you don’t meet a collector while out and about and would like to donate to this fantastic cause you can show your support by texting SPECIAL to 50300.

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