Irish Examiner View: Inspiring Oliver Lynch raises over €20k for charity

The fundamental, instinctive good latent in most people is a powerful force waiting to be woken.
Irish Examiner View: Inspiring Oliver Lynch raises over €20k for charity

The fundamental, instinctive good latent in most people is a powerful force waiting to be woken.

British war veteran Captain Tom Moore was a conduit for that goodness when he raised almost €36m for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden just before his 100th birthday last month.

His achievement was recognised when Queen Elizabeth announced that he was to be knighted.

Though it seems unlikely that seven-year-old, Oliver Lynch, from Ballincollig, Co Cork will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth his achievement can easily be compared to Moore's.

Oliver, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and finds walking very difficult, has raised over €20,000 by walking 5,000 metres using a walking frame on several occasions.

Oliver's move was a positive response to his therapy sessions with Enable Ireland being either cancelled or interrupted since the pandemic began.

His efforts will benefit Enable Ireland, Dogs for the Disabled, and the CUH Charity, all of which supported him over the years.

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