Regarding an article published in a Sligo publication; the Asthma Society of Ireland has the following response:
The Asthma Society received a complaint from a member of An Garda Síochána in December 2018 in relation to on-street lottery sales in Co. Sligo which was being conducted by a third party. We take complaints of this nature very seriously. The Asthma Society is committed to ensuring that our fundraising is of the highest standard and immediately investigated the matter. We subsequently made the decision to terminate our relationship with the third party company.
As a charity, we need the ongoing support of the public, however we can never condone any behaviour which does not adhere to our high standards.
There are over 5,000 people living in Sligo who have asthma and, unfortunately, asthma deaths have increased across Ireland, with one person dying every six days as a result of this disease. It is more essential than ever that the Asthma Society receives funding to carry out its vital work. People who want more information on asthma can contact us on 01 817 8886 or visit our website on www.asthma.ie. For advice on controlling and treating your symptoms from our specialist respiratory nurses, call our HSE-funded Adviceline on 1800 44 54 64 (this service is free).