Saw Doctors raise €10,000 for St. Vincent De Paul

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As a result of the Top Five Chart success of Red Cortina Acapella by The Saw Doctors, Smyths Toys, who sponsored the charity single, have donated €10,000 Euro to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

In a novel fundraising scheme, Smyths Toys partnered with The Saw Doctors for the charity release of Red Cortina whereby the Galway company agreed to donate €1 to St. Vincent de Paul for every download of Red Cortina Acapella from iTunes throughout December.

The acapella version of Red Cortina by The Saw Doctors was No. 1 on iTunes Ireland for four days in early December and made it to Number 4 in the official Irish Charts on December 10.  Today FM and RTE Radio 1 playlisted the song for three weeks over the Christmas Period along with regional radio around Ireland.

Last week, Red Cortina was included in the Top 100 songs for 2010 as chosen by Today FM.

The formal presentation of the €10,000 Cheque by Jamie Darby, Marketing Manager of Smyths Toys, to Val McNicholas, Area President of St. Vincent de Paul, Galway took place last Friday afternoon at
the Smyths Toys Store on the Headford Road.  Leo Moran and Davy Carton of The Saw Doctors attended the cheque presentation on behalf of the Tuam band.

Reg Gordon took some pictures of the cheque presentation on behalf of The Saw Doctors.  See attached and below Jpeg Images of Reg Gordon’s photos.

The full list of people at the cheque presentation were as follows:

Henry Geraghty, St. Vincent de Paul
Val McNicholas, Area President, St. Vincent de Paul, Galway
Jamie Darby, Marketing Manager, Smyths Toys
Leo Moran and Davy Carton of The Saw Doctors

Next week, The Saw Doctors will travel to the USA at the invitation of the Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, to headline his Inaugural Ball in Baltimore MD on Wednesday January 19.  Governor O’Malley
who was re-elected for a second term last November, is a huge fan of The Saw Doctors and lists Green and Red of Mayo by the band as one of his favourite songs.

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