International authors backs Rotary appeal

Breadboy and Paperboy author Tony Macaulay has joined in the latest Coleraine appeal to Give Blood, Save Lives.


Tony Macaulay and Rotary Club of Coleraine president Cliodhna Rea

The internationally acclaimed author has joined with the Rotary Club of Coleraine to encourage people across the town and borough to come on Monday and Tuesday, 11 and 12 November, and give blood in the donation sessions at the Baptist Church in the town.

Tony has just returned to his Portstewart home from a book launch tour of the USA, where his unique style has been going down a storm.

Speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club last week Tony said: “I have been a blood donor in the past but this year I have seen the benefits at first hand.

“My mother was very ill and it was in a large part due to blood transfusions that she was able to recover. It made me realise how terribly important a simple act like giving a blood donation can be and the dramatic effect it can have when people are in need of a transfusion.

“I would encourage everyone to go along and give blood at the next donation session in the town. They need new donors but they also need previous donors to come back and donate again.

“There is no doubt that the logo is correct. ‘Give Blood. Save lives.’ You know you want to help.”

Rotary Club president Cliodhna Rea said on behalf of the club: “The Blood Donation Service need donors and they need them now. Please, please come along and make a blood donation.

“It can have the most important effect on someone’s life – and, remember, it only takes a short time to give that most precious gift.”

The blood donation sessions are on Monday and Tuesday, November 11 and 12 at Coleraine Baptist Church Hall from 1.30pm – 4pm and 5.15pm – 8pm.

Everyone welcome.

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