Last week I arranged a bag pack in our local tesco store in aid of Órla’s memorial fund which goes to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. It was a bit scared because although I had helped in many bag pack I hadn’t organised one myself. I felt it was a bit like organising a party where your not really sure who will show up and whether it will be a success or a flop.
When I first asked my friends I got a lot of yes of course n definitely some check nearer the time but I was confident I would have at least 10 plus people to help me out. I didn’t want to take up too much of their time so I decided to collect during the hours of 4pm – 6pm which I hoped on a Friday evening would be pretty busy.
When the day arrived I was let down by several people (not naming names) and it really showed me who my real friends are. I learnt a valuable lesson from this task one which I will not forget in a hurry.
We managed to raise a lovely £700 towards Órla’s memorial fund which I was so grateful for and I chatted to some really lovely people along the way. The public’s generousity never ceases to amaze me. I got to talk about Órla a lot which always makes me happy.
Would I do it again? Yes definitely.