Davy aiming to break half million barrier

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Coleraine’s Caring Caretaker Davy Boyle is hoping to reach the half million mark in his fundraising this year.

Davy’s overall total is just over £455,000, and he has £6,000 to add to it from this year’s fundraisers to date.

The annual sit out will begin on Tuesday, December 1, and Davy is on the hunt for volunteers to help him.

“I really want to reach the half a million mark, but it will mean a really big push,” he said. “The sit out usually brings in around the £32,000 mark, so we would need to be hitting £40,000 to give ourselves a hope of reaching the half million.

“I still have spaces left for Mondays, both morning and afternoons, and Tuesday afternoons throughout my sit out.

“I would like to thank all of those who have already volunteered.

“I have this advice - wrap up warm,” he joked.

Davy will take part in the sit out himself each week throughout December, from Wednesday through to Saturday, but he says: “If anyone wants to come along for an hour or two and keep me company they would be most welcome.”

This year Davy is supporting the following charities: The Robinson Hospital, Children’s Heartbeat Trust, Willie’s Orphan Fund, Children to Lapland Trust, Autism Causeway Coast Branch and the Meningitis Research Foundation.

If you would like to take part in the sit out contact Davy via private message on Facebook or call him on 07881 916153.