Back from the Future!
KMK present Barretstown with a cheque for €10,000.00
11th July 2012
Kurt Kyck of KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. in Tullamore presented Barretstown with a cheque for €10,000 following the decision by the company to go ahead with the donation despite not being allowed to sell any of the recently purchased e-voting machines for charity.
Mr Kyck who bought the machines last month indicated that he would sell 100 of the machines for charity and give the proceeds to Barretstown, the Kildare based residential camp for children and their families affected by serious illness. However, following advice from the Department of the Environment that the machines should be put entirely beyond functional use and could not be sold, Mr Kyck decided to proceed with the donation.
The decision by Mr Kyck and his staff to go ahead and give the donation to charity came following inquiries from people interested in buying one of the machines. However following the Department’s advice, Mr Kyck said “My staff were disappointed and so when we looked at the figures it was agreed that we were in a position to go ahead with the donation to Barretstown”
Mr Kyck and his wife have been involved with the charity for a number of years and Edeltraud Kyck has volunteered at the camps on a number of occasions.
CEO of Barretstown Dee Ahern said “ We’re obviously delighted that Mr Kyck and the staff at KMK Metals have decided to donate this fantastic sum to Barretstown. This donation will give more children and their families the chance to experience the magic of Barretstown and to look to the future.” Barretstown offers a break from hospitals, white coats and medical treatment and a chance for sick children to be children again. Children get to participate in a range of adventurous and challenging activities, supported behind the scenes by safe, medical attention and care and always for free”.