There Has Never, Ever Been A Better Reason To Eat Doughnuts Than There Is Today At The Shaw

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We've covered the story of Denise Ryan a few times on this site – she's the marvellous Dublin woman whose fight against Lyme disease has been waged with Father Ted T-shirts, film screenings and an attitude that has won the hearts of thousands.

And today there's another reason to get on board with the campaign.

Dublin Doughnut Company are setting up shop in the Bernard Shaw Flea Market today from 1pm – and they're donating all proceeds to the Denise Ryan Fund.

Says Hilary:

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market have kindly donated a stall for free for the day, where all money raised from doughnuts, cheat day treats and all sorts of goodies and T-shirts will go directly to the fund.

Everything will be charged at RRP (~€2.50) with all money taken in on the day going to the fund. There'll also be donation buckets, and Denise is going to send over some of the Father Ted T-shirts to flog as well.

Denise Ryan was diagnosed with Lyme disease last year, having spent two years seeking answers as to why her body was going into shutdown mode – and now, having been forced to wait so long, she needs the sort of dramatic intervention that isn't even available in Ireland.


The figure on such an intervention is around the €100,000 mark, which means the fundraising efforts have been hugely stepped up in recent weeks. But even so, there's a lot more to do, according to Denise, who wrote just four days ago:

I still have a long way to go, I have just 8 weeks to raise €75,000.

Without the treatment my prognosis is terminal. It's so tough to know that and I'm doing absolutely everything I can to get there, but I really need your help.

So if you're looking for an excuse to eat doughnuts today – or if you just want to do a bit of good for the world – the Bernard Shaw is the place to be.

And just in case you're not yet convinced, here are some pictures that may just sway you in the right direction...


Donate to Denise's urgent medical fund here.

Written By

Aidan Coughlan