The sight of a Ferrari in the Bogside is as rare as hen’s teeth but, if lucky, one local petrol head could find his or herself behind the wheel of one of the Italian made super cars in the next few weeks.
Friends and colleagues of Derry City Council (DCC) employee Joe McDaid, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease recently, have organised several fundraising events.
The money raised from the events, one of which is a driving lesson in a Ferrari, will go towards making Joe’s home more adaptable for him.
The campaign is known as Team Joe and is being organised by DCC employees Declan McSwiney, David Toland and Carol Colbert.
“Joe is delighted and overwhelmed with what we are trying to do,” said Declan.
“To be honest, we have been really taken aback with how generous people have been. We have signed Irish football and rugby shirts to give away. We are also organising a ‘Pamper Day’ at BT One Hair and Beauty Salon on March 8 - there’ll be plenty of raffles on the day too.”
Team Joe are also organising a special fundraising event due to be held in the Maldron Hotel on March 28.
“We will announce the winner of the Ferrari driving lesson at the event but people can buy tickets for the raffle before then.
“We have other events and other ideas but the main thing is we raise enough money to transform Joe’s house,” added Declan.
For more information on Team Joe log on to Facebook - www.facebook.com/joemcdaidmnd or Twitter: @TeamJoe_MND