Special Olympics Ireland are to have a National Collection Day on Friday, April 22.
To launch their annual fundraiser, the sport charity, in conjunction with long-standing sponsor eir, has released a video of Limerick volunteer Brian O’Callaghan, who became involved with Special Olympics after the birth of his son, Padraig.
Brian said: "I’ve made lifelong friends, the Special Olympics family is very strong and the bond between all the volunteers is amazing.
"Disability should not mean inability and it’s up to each and every one of us to enable these athletes to reach their true potential."
The charity needs 3,000 volunteers to take to the streets in every community throughout Ireland to help them raise €650,000 in just 24 hours.
To join the Special Olympics Ireland volunteer team visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday select your county and register.