Yesterday a small army of thirty volunteers made their presence well and truly felt on the streets of Tullamore. Comprised of members, family and friends the first flag day/street collection in aid of the Offaly Dyslexia Group was a huge success.

The numbers of pedestrian traffic were certainly lower than expected but the generosity of the good folk in Tullamore is greatly appreciated. With their help our message will be carried across the Midlands area and further afield. In addition to the obligatory lapel sticker details of our website and advice line were given, to be passed on.

In the Bridge Centre we were fortunate enough to be allowed to erect an information stand. As yesterdays prime objective was to raise the public profile of the Offaly Dyslexia Group this was vital to the success of the day.

Earlier this week Midlands 103 interviewed Frances Walsh, Administrator of the group. People generally have a greater awareness of dyslexia and many of yesterdays contributors remarked that they had listened to the interview.

Yesterday’s battle cry was:

“…if you hear of just one child that we can help, please give them our number!”