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Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

The toys will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.

23916587_1499764030117318_4981338176620991824_o Anthony with his wife Jen and children Oran, Maeve and Fintan Source: Freedom Spinal Health Chiropractic/Facebook

A CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC in Co Donegal will be accepting toys in lieu of payment for appointments tomorrow.

This is the second year that Freedom Spinal Health Chiropractic in Letterkenny has held a Christmas toy appeal.

Posted by on Monday, 23 July 2018

Speaking about the appeal, chiropractor Anthony Lavin said: “Instead of payment for care or adjustments on that day, what we’re asking is that guests who are booked in donate new toys, which will then be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.”

Lavin told TheJournal.ie there has been such a great response to the appeal that he has opened a second donation box in Buncrana.

Lavin returned to Ireland last year after spending the previous decade in the UK. He ran a similar annual appeal with the Salvation Army while there.

When I came back to Ireland last year, I wanted to contribute. The local community supports me throughout the year so I wanted to give something back. It’s nice to be able to give something back.

Lavin said the clinic was “blown away by the generosity of people” last year – by patients and non-patients alike. He expects that about 60 toys will be donated this year, but more are always welcome.

“This is our second year of doing it. St Vincent de Paul do fantastic work and we’re delighted to be in a position to help them.

“We had a lot of donations from people last year who don’t come to our clinic, who wanted to support this great cause.”

Hat tip to the Donegal Daily.

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