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‘Caring Caretaker’ Davy Boyle MBE, Presents £31,000 to Charity

David ‘Davy’ Boyle, otherwise also known as the ‘Caring Caretaker’ has raised over £31,000 in 2018 for his chosen charities.

Handing over cheques to his chosen charities for 2018, David hosted his presentation evening at the Lodge Hotel in Coleraine with a large number of sponsors, guests and supporters in attendance.

David presented the charities with the following amounts:

  • Alzheimers £7000;
  • Children’s Heartbeat Trust £7000;
  • Charlene’s Project £7000;
  • The Perinatal Trust Fund at the Royal Victoria Hospital £7000;
  • Causeway Coast & Tandem Club £1500 and
  • Causeway Special Olympics Club £1500.

Speaking at the presentation evening, Davy thanked a number of people; Rev Robert McMullan, Colin Bond, Moores Of Coleraine, Darren Pollock, Denis McNeill, Brian Moore, Kevin McAuley, Hannah Reid, Paul Gibson, Daniel Taylor, Geoffrey Moffett, Chief Inspector Ian Magee and all at Coleraine Police Station, Causeway Coast Community, Local Councillors and MLA’s , Gary Myles At Downtown Radio, Q Radio, Coleraine Times, The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine Chronicle, and supporting Local Restaurants & Cafes.

David also went on to thank his family with special mention of his wife Theressa and,

“most importantly to all those who donated”

Davy has been raising money for charity for since 1998 when he first started his now annual Christmas sit out in Coleraine Town centre. David over the years has added to his charity work with the addition in recent years of his ‘Jain & Bail’ seeing local personality being jailed unless or until they raise their bail money

Given the nickname’caring caretaker’, on account of his employment with the then Coleraine Council as the caretaker of the Town Hall, David is now retired but continues raising money for charity, for which he received an MBE in 2017

2018 saw David celebrate his 20th year of charity workwith no signs of slowing anytime soon, already planning for this year, announcing his chosen charities for 2019.

  • Prostate Cancer UK;
  • Cancer Research UK;
  • Community Rescue Service Coleraine;
  • The Samaritans Coleraine and
  • Age Concern Coleraine.

Having raised over £591,000 in the last 20 years, David will be looking to break the £600,000 mark in 2019.

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