Boyzone’s Keith Duffy Launches Mobile Phone Recycling Campaign

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Singer Keith Duffy has just launched a new mobile phone recycling campaign to raise money for Irish Autism Action.  Irish Autism Action provides a range of services to families affected by autism, such as support through education, fund raising, research and summer camps.  They also support 13 schools for children with autism across the country.

Duffy’s daughter has autism and since she was diagnosed, he has been involved in fund raising efforts to raise money and awareness of the condition.

In the mobile phone recycling campaign, old mobiles can be taken to any Expert store in Ireland.  Expert are Ireland’s largest electrical retailer and have 69 stores across the country.

For every €500 that is raised from the campaign, a child will be taken off the waiting list for education services.

The campaign is taking place at the same time as the “32 County Marathons Challenge”, where long distance runners Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw will run 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 consecutive days, starting this Friday, 2 July.

The Sales Director of BPI Telecom, Brian Egan said: “People are becoming increasingly aware of autism and the needs of autistic people.   By getting behind this campaign and recycling old mobile phones we have a chance to show great community spirit. The money raised in each county stays in each county so everyone can benefit from this campaign,”.

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