A great cause.
Taxi drivers from Cork have come together in order to help out one of their own, Robert (Bobby) Lynch, after he lost a foot to amputation earlier this year.
Mr. Lynch is now facing challenges in returning to work, which will require both the use of a prosthesis, as well as an electric car. The GoFundMe page is also trying to help with changes that must be made to Mr. Lynch’s accommodation.
“Hi, we are a group of Cork Taxi drivers who have set up this page to help our colleague Bobby Lynch. Bobby has been a taxi driver in Cork for over 30 years and earlier this year his health took a turn for the worse and unfortunately he had his left foot amputated,” the mission statement reads.
“He now uses a wheelchair at present but in the near future he will be fitted with a prosthesis which will allow him to resume work.
“Bob was always the first to lend a hand or organise a fundraiser and we feel its now time to pay this generosity back. He has spent the last 20 years tirelessly working for his colleagues in the Taxi industry.
“As you can imagine Bob’s whole life has changed and he needs funds to help with adaptations to his house and also to fund a purchase of an automatic car. Please give generously and thanks.”
So far the campaign has already collected an impressive €5,217, more than a quarter of its stated goal of €20,000. You can check out the page and donate here.