Wednesday 26 October 2016

Mystery donor pays to replace club's stolen tools

Shed men
Shed men

an anonymous donor has saved the day for a Dublin men's association whose gardening gear was snatched.

The East Wall Men's Shed group had their tools worth up to €3,000 stolen on Thursday night.

The group create flower boxes and fill them with blooms to bring colour to the inner city neighbourhood.

Member Tommy Seery spoke on RTE's Liveline about the group's devastation on Friday morning when they learned their gear was gone.

News of the men's plight brought an immediate response from listeners wanting to help out.


Within hours of the programme being broadcast, the anonymous donor contacted Liveline and said the group could get replacements for the items that were stolen and he would foot the bill.

The members are now set to go to McQuillan Tools - who also offered €250 towards replacement equipment - to pick out what they need.

The anonymous donor will send the cheque to McQuillan's, said Mr Seery.

"Isn't that brilliant? We don't know who he is," he told the Herald. "It's marvellous. We're ver the moon at this very generous gesture. We're very grateful."

Mr Seery said the response showed how "goodness has triumphed".

Local priest Fr Hugh Kavanagh has offered the use of his garage to the group to store their new equipment.

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