Yesterday morning the Offaly Dyslexia Group received a mystery packet in the post. With its brown paper packaging and hand-written address, plus a real stamp you might imagine that we were intrigued as to its contents.

With some excitement our secretary gingerly ripped the envelope asunder only to reveal a compliments slip with a hand written note and several hundred self adhesive sticky labels bearing the logo of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland!

Joy of joys! After all our efforts to get our fund raising off the ground; this was the final proof that things are moving in the right direction. Now fair enough; uptake for collecting slots has been a bit slow, but heck people are on holliers right now.

Never the less, through the constant efforts of the Offaly Dyslexia Group we hope to present a good front on Saturday 15th August. Armed with our sealed buckets, permits, bright yellow fluorescent safety vests and our DAI stickers we should be reasonably visible in and around the environs of Tullamore.

In the meantime, if you are in the area and find yourself in a position to help us with our flag day do please contact us and we’ll be sure to slot you in. Remember, any funds raised by us will be used to fund the further¬† progress of workshop attendees, ie children with dyslexia.

Alternately, if you are the shy and retiring type maybe you could just slip us a donation as you pass quietly by; either way The Offaly Dyslexia Group welcomes your help…