Posts tagged charity
Dublin Zombie Walk
Saturday August 4th, St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2
12pm – Gather Time; 2pm – Walk
The unusually named Dublin Zombie Walk is a charity event, with thousands of people having fun, and walking through the streets of the capital city, raising much needed funds.
Those who participate in the walk are people with a genuine desire to help, who care for, and look after, what is important to them.
This is our third year, and on Saturday, August 4th, this lively bunch, dressed in amazingly creative costumes, will walk from St. Stephens Green to Temple Bar to raise money for two exceptionally worthy causes, the Irish Cancer Society and Barnardos. The Dublin Zombie Walk is officially endorsed by both charities to collect money on their behalf.
The event is held in Dublin, but people are welcome from everywhere!!!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We need plenty of volunteers to assist us in bringing the most innovative and creative event to Dublin City!
Please call 085 1421 398, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part!
Maximum fun GUARANTEED!!!
To start fundraising, or to make a donation, simply go to www.idonate.com/dublinzombiewalk.
All assistance makes a difference!
The ISPCC have released the 2011 Childline statistics highlighting the issue of emotional abuse. In 2011 more than 54,000 contacts were made to the service by children experiencing some level of emotional abuse.
To raise awareness of the damaging affects of emotional abuse the ISPCC have launched the ‘Children believe what they are told’ campaign.
The girl in the video encompasses the many stories we hear from children every day of the week, children who experience feelings of worthlessness, who feel unloved and feel they do not deserve to be happy.
The ISPCC are asking the Irish public to continue to show their compassion and support the work of the ISPCC by wearing an ISPCC Shield. Shields can be bought for just €2 through our website, ispcc.ie and in participating retail outlets, a full list of stores can be found here. The Shield is a symbol of child protection, a symbol of hope and a reminder to every child that they are worth fighting for.
As a society we need to do more to protect children from harm and abuse that will echo deep inside into adulthood. The ISPCC are here to support children 24 hours a day through Childline www.childline.ie as well as parents/teachers/schools through our dedicated support line which we operate every day 9-5.30pm available on 01 6767960.
ISPCC - Children believe what they are told (by ISPCCIreland)
For anyone who may be suffering from ME / CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis) - contact www.irishmecfs.org
Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week is aimed at creating positive understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and their issues.
Why do we need Stand Up week?
Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people develop their sexual and gender identities within supportive families and communities and are leading happy lives. However, many other LGBT young people experience serious levels of homophobia, transphobia and exclusion in their schools, youth clubs and local areas.
Stand Up! Week will provide an annual focus for promoting positive awareness of LGBT young people, tackling homophobia and homophobic bullying, and building allies among young people and youth workers.
Stand Up Week, 2012
This years Stand Up! Week will be held 5 - 11 March 2012, and will take place schools and youth services around Ireland.
During Stand Up! Week youth workers and teachers will offer all young people who participate in their centre/school the opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities. These will increase awareness, build supportive links among young people and reduce the incidence of bullying and name-calling. The Educational Pack for Stand Up! Week will include a poster and actitivitys for each youth centre and school. Other fun events will be organized to publicise Stand Up! Week and encourage young people to participate.
You can win two tickets, worth €20 each, below.
From the Facebook page:
It’s the night gingers across the world have been waiting for… It’s time to celebrate our red haired brethren by partying until the wee hours with live music and lots of fun and frolics!
The venue will be open from 4:30 for those who want to come in to watch the Six Nations Ireland V’s Wales match at 5pm.
A great new band called ‘The Snails' will be getting their ginger on from 8.30pm onwards - Check out their tunes at http://www.myspace.com/snailsthe
Tickets are priced at €20 for red heads (natural, unnatural or even in a wig).
Non red heads be warned (or those not in a red wig, costume or with red hair dye) will be refused entry on the night although we will have wigs for sale on the door that night for an additional charge.
Gingers can come as they are on the night - either with natural red hair, a red wig or red hair dye and there will be a prize for the best costume (come as Bosco, Podge and Rodge, Annie etc!) on the night and all proceeds will be donated to UNICEF Ireland.
Tickets are now on sale. Buy yours today on https://www.unicef.ie/Shop/Tickets-9.aspx
The Viking Splash Tours will be operating throughout that day and will be donating a section of their profits to UNICEF.
They have asked that you quote “Gingerfest” when you are booking tickets. You should do it before the match, the pickup and drop off point is just around the corner from Dax. Make sure you take photos and post them to our Gingerfest Page!
For more info, email us at email@example.com or visit www.unicef.ie for all the lowdown on the ginger-tastic event that is ginger fest 2011….
ALSO (via email):
The Dublin Barber Shop on 11 Aston Quay is going to give every penny they make on Saturday to the Gingerfest fund for UNICEF, no matter what colour your hair is!
Knights on the Green and Hermans Hair Studio in Dundrum Town Centre have given €100 prizes to be given out on the night.
We have a prize for the best dressed ginger, a night out for four which includes a €75 voucher for DAX, four tickets for the Viking Splash Tours of Dublin and some other cool stuff. The Viking splash tours have made us their charity of the year and will be giving us €1 per passenger during the third week of May.
Dax Bar will be giving us a large percentage of their sales on the night.
All money raised will go to UNICEF Ireland. 22,000 children die every day of preventable causes, UNICEF works to reduce this number to zero.
Just stick your name below, no matter what colour your hair is (or if you have any), if you’d like to go and you’ll be in with a chance to win.
Big thanks to Mike for the tickets and best of luck to all involved.
You may have seen my post earlier this week asking for suggestions for a charity to benefit from people signing up to a new, free, online service.
Well, the chosen charity, by popular choice, was the Jack & Jill Foundation, who could earn up to €1,000 with your help.
The Jack & Jill Foundation provides care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to the parents and families.
This could be through home visits from nurses, with practical tips on how to access the services a child will need. Listening to what parents want for their child and making representations on their behalf. Bereavement support and an online forum for parents. Lobbying the Government and the HSE.
Jack & Jill also provides direct funding to families, enabling them to buy home respite care to give them a break. The Foundation cannot cure the children. But it can help to alleviate some of the difficulties that exist.
We rely on donations to provide for the €3.6 million per year that it takes to offer these services.
Irish broadband provider, Magnet Networks, today launched a free web-based live TV service with Twitter and Facebook integration, making it a first for people in Ireland.
Available at www.magnetwebtv.ie, the no-strings-attached service offers live streaming of five Irish channels for free, regardless of provider.
As long as you have a 1Mbit broadband connection all you have to do is to log on to magnetwebtv.ie and register to watch RTE1, Network 2, TV3, TG4 and 3e live from any web browser.
No TV license fees, no cable subscription, no contract, no monthly subscription fee and no software downloads.
For a monthly fee of €3.99, a total of 21 channels are offered to Magnet broadband subscribers, including BBC’s full range of channels, MTV, VH1 and kids channels Nickelodeon, Nick Toons and Nick Junior.
Mark Kellett, CEO of Magnet said: “There’s no obligation to sign up to Magnet. We are however hoping that people will be so impressed with the service that they will want more and sign up to our broadband packages to avail of additional channels together with our great speeds. But there’s nothing to stop people just availing of the free five.”
From the same web page, users also have the option of running their Twitter and Facebook feeds to comment, tweet and watch updates alongside their TV stream.
So, for every sign-up to the service Magnet Web TV get this week, €1 will be donated to the Jack & Jill Foundation, up to €1,000.
As an added incentive for you lovely people, I have a competition prize of 6 month’s free 24Mb Broadband and 21 channels if Magnet is available in your area. To be in with a chance of winning, just comment below.
Big thanks to Magnet and Bernice at bvisible for arranging this. Much appreciated.
I’ve been approached by an Irish company who are launching a new, free, online service this week to see if I’d like to take €1 for the charity of my choice for every one who signs up.
The charity will get a donation of €1 for everyone who signs up next week, up to a total of €1,000.
So I’m putting it to you - what charity should we choose?
Place all your suggestions below and I’ll choose a (registered) charity next week, with more details of the offer and how you can be involved.
It’s Ireland’s first THANK YOU day today. What are you grateful for?
For me it’s the people in my life who try to make a difference to the world, to others and to themselves. The ones who don’t fall into the same patterns of disturbing the lives of others through their actions. The ones who learn from mistakes and don’t repeat. The honest, the confident and the realistic. The ones who love.
Please help support the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Fancy getting a free hair wash and blow-dry tomorrow?
Got this in an email from BespokeWithDirection:
To celebrate the launch of their new Dove Damage Therapy hair products, Dove are offering free hair washes and blow-dries to the people of Dublin at their Dove Damage Therapy Hair Repair Station.
This takes place in Dublin’s IFSC tomorrow 28th October, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Everyone who enjoys this unique pampering experience, will also get the chance to make a very worthwhile donation to Action Breast Cancer, who Dove are proudly supported by.
and then the advertising bit:
The NEW Dove Hair Damage Therapy range has been specifically formulated with this in mind, providing exceptional damage repair to meet every type of hair need.
So many products mask damaged hair, but now you can fix yours from the inside out with these specially patented products!
The wider Dove Hair Damage Therapy range is available in seven different variants, each containing a shampoo and conditioner. There is also a Dove Hair Damage Therapy Daily Care 2 in 1.
Plus, Dove Hair Damage Therapy Intensive Repair and Dove Hair Damage Therapy Colour Radiance come with an Express Treatment Conditioner, which works instantly after a very simple one minute application unlike some other treatments.
The NEW Dove Hair Damage Therapy range is priced as follows:
- Intensive Repair Shampoo 250ml, RRP €3.59
- Intensive Repair Conditioner 200ml, RRP €3.59
- Intensive Repair Express Treatment Conditioner 180ml, RRP €3.99
Would you have 45 minutes next Thursday, October 28th, in Dublin City Centre to help out with some online advice for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland?
I am doing a bit of work with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland around an online campaign and we are looking to get together a small group of people to attend a preview of the campaign.
We would like to get some feedback from people on the campaign itself and also how we can best spread the word about it online.
We will be holding this event next Thursday October 28th from 8am (aim to start at 8.15am) and we will finish by 9am. Numbers are limited so if you think you can offer some insight and advice and are able to attend please email me conorsfundraisingblogat gmail dot com
Just drop Conor a line or leave a comment below. Every little helps!
It’s the second year of the awards which:
Celebrate and showcase older people’s use of the Internet and technology.
We’re looking for older people who are enthusiastic IT users with interesting stories about their computer, internet and mobile phone use – people who would be good ambassadors and role models for older people.
3 and Age Action are calling for people to nominate either themselves or older people they know who have embraced information technology for pleasure or as a way to enhance their quality of life.
They are looking for seniors (over 50 years) who love the internet, texting on their phone, tweet, blog etc
I met last year’s winner, Marguerite Faulkner - on her 96th birthday - recently in the Science Gallery with Tom Jordan and Jim Bartley, better known as Charlie Kelly and Bela Doyle from RTÉ’s Fair City.
Marguerite is an amazing lady - clever, full of energy and vitality. Sharp as a button. The press release described her as follows:
Marguerite, who is celebrating her 96th birthday, scooped the title of “Silver Surfer 2009” for her wide use of technology including skyping her seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; surfing the internet; texting; using her Nintendo DS for ‘brain training’ and completing a digital photography course.
I had a chat with her and Ciara Sherlock from Age Action about the awards and what her win last year meant to her:
I also spoke to two of the entertainment industry’s gentlemen - Jim Bartley and Tom Jordan, about their involvement with the awards, their use of technology and their experiences on Fair City:
The details of the awards are as follows:
3 and Age Action will make awards in the following categories:
- 3 Silver Surfer Award 2010 with Age Action
- IT Volunteer of the Year (open to all ages)
- Best Use of Internet
- Most Dedicated IT Learner
- Silver Networker
Nomination entry forms can also be found in 3 phone shops nationwide or through the Age Action network of active ageing groups.
Closing date for applications is the 29th October and winners will be notified if they have been shortlisted by 2nd November.
The 3 Silver Surfer Awards 2010 with Age Action will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 16th November 2010 in The Gresham Hotel and all of those shortlisted will be invited to attend. Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources will present overall winners with their awards.
Age Action is committed to encouraging, promoting and engaging older people on a practical level with new technology to create a more inclusive and equal society in Ireland where all older people have the skills to access the Internet.”
To nominate Ireland’s leading 3 Silver Surfers 2010 visit http://www.ageaction.ie/silversurfer
My thanks to Age Action, Chris at 3 and Anne Marie at Insight and especially to Margeurite, Jim, Tom and Ciara for their time and the opportunity.