first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp SEE ALSO – This Laois dog who travelled to Dublin and back is looking for his owners Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening G’s Gourmet Jams held their afternoon tea on Wednesday to raise funds as two of Daniel’s friends have worked there for 10 years. Daniel and his girlfriend Sara Lukaszewska both work in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, and the hotel were eager to support the young Laois man in his recovery.Daniel and Sara, who both live in Portlaoise, went on holiday to Tenerife on August 1 when Daniel fell seriously ill.Daniel lost consciousness as he was sitting on a wall that was dividing the pathway from the beach and fell approximately three meters down.The fall resulted in a spinal injury which caused an instant paralysis in his legs. Daniel was placed in Intensive Therapy Unit and underwent a spinal surgery.Further distressing news came as Daniel was diagnosed with Anemia, due to a huge blood loss. He underwent two serious operations within five days. Although he is now recovering – he could not come home without medical assistance – something which is very costly.So Sara launched a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise the €30,000 needed to get her boyfriend home.An incredible responseThe response has been nothing short of incredible with almost €20,000 raised. This alone wasn’t enough to bring Daniel home but his parents, Aneta Wolska and Piotr Wolski, managed to secure a loan to get him back.Daniel was flown home on Saturday September 1 and has begun his recovery in the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.Helen Gee, from G’s Gourmet Jams, said that they were amazed with the response their fundraiser received. “We’re absolutely thrilled and delighted to have received the €4,503 for Daniel,” she said today.Cavan Dunne, from the Killeshin Hotel group, previously told LaoisToday: “We want to help them raise awareness of their situation in whatever way possible. All treats will be for free with a box for people to leave donations and we will then add this to the fund also.”“The Killeshin, Supermacs, Bewleys and Kelly Lou Cakes have all pulled together to provide these hot drinks and treats,” added Cavan.Among those in attendance were the Irish Wheelchair Association, along with Daniel’s family, friends and general well-wishers.The photos were sent in to us from Alf Harvey at G’s Gourmet Jams and the Irish Wheelchair Assocaition kindly sent in their photos from the Killeshin Hotel.Iris Furlong, Margaret Palmer, Deirdre Gee, Pauline Palmer and Jean O’Neill, with at front: Sophie, Wendy, Bernie and PJ Cahill with John Clare at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Helen, Clive, Taylor-Grace and Lochlin Gee at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Iwona and Marek Lipniewicz; Dorota Mazik and Helen Gee at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Wendy Cahill, Sophie and Linda Moynan and Margaret Bergin at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey. Community Iris Furlong, Margaret Palmer, Deirdre Gee, Pauline Palmer and Jean O’Neill, with at front: Sophie, Wendy, Bernie and PJ Cahill with John Clare at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey. Last month we brought you the very upsetting news that a young Laois man had fallen seriously ill on a Spanish island.However, the good will and kindness of Laois people was shown this week as two fundraisers received spectacular amounts of money for young Daniel Wolski in both G’s Gourmet Jams in Ballypickas and The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.Combined, the fundraisers collected over €7,000 for the young Portlaoise man. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Brian Brennan, Cyril and Helen Gee and Ivan Powell at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey. Fiona MacGowan and Ann Lawlor at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Sophie Cahill, Hannah McCorry and Sophie Moynan at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Aideen Lawlor, Ciara Lawlor and Jack Cahill at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Mary White, Mai Mulhall and Perry Nolan at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Margaret McDonald, Betty Brophy and Helen Malone at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey.Robert and Noah Miller at G’s Gourmet Jams for the Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Daniel Wolski.Picture: Alf Harvey. Previous articleYoung Laois musicians take to centre stage at the Bord Gáis Energy TheatreNext articleElectric Picnic tickets SELL OUT in record time Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter By Siun Lennon – 7th September 2018 WhatsApp TAGSDaniel Wolski Twitter Facebook Home News Community In Pictures: Over €7,000 raised for seriously ill Laois man as local… NewsCommunity Community Pinterest Facebook In Pictures: Over €7,000 raised for seriously ill Laois man as local fundraisers goes down a treatlast_img read more