When Arklow man Colm Weadick began making plans for his fiftieth birthday celebrations, he never thought he would end up raising funds for front-line workers.
Colm who celebrated his birthday on the 5th of May decided he would ask his musician friends to play or sing a song on his Facebook page and at the same time people could donate to his cause and also his birthday, he set himself a target of €1,000 which would be divided between St.Vincents hospital and purchasing PPE for a local Nursing Home Asgard Lodge in Arklow.
Colm pictured at one of his many fundraising gigs
Colm has been behind many fund raisers over the years and was the driving force behind the many Thin Lizzy charity gigs which were held in Arklow.
In 2009 he held a Thin Lizzy exhibition in the Bridgewater Centre, which was opened by Philomena Lynott mother of Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott, over the years Colm and his wife Mary became close friends with Philomena.
Colm has hit his target but you can still donate at Frontline Workers Fundraiser for Colm