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31st Jul 2015

Lend A Hand: Five Great Irish Causes To Get Behind This Week

Here are the Irish causes that need your help this week.

Every week in the offices we are inundated with requests from people asking us to help them promote their charity events. While every cause is worthwhile, unfortunately we can’t get around to all of them and so for that reason, we have decided to put together some of these events from around the country. Every week, we will feature five events you should get behind or get involved with over the next few months. There are tonnes of amazing organisations in this country, let’s help them out.

 Appreciate Some Poetry For The Mayo Roscommon Hospice

If you like a short sonnet or some prose, you might be interested in a collection of short poems in new book “I always knew the neighbours had money”. The book, in aid of The Mayo Roscommon Hospice, is a contemporary collection of poems and costs just €5.

To purchase your copy, click here .

Want a sample? Here’s Dara’s poetic tribute to “The Notorious Conor McGregor”:

UFC  (United For Conor)
A Celtic Tiger from Crumlin, McGregor is his name,
Notorious in the Octagon is now, how he has found fame,
Announcing yourself to the world stage, your new found fans going crazy,
After that first UFC win announcing “Dana, 60 G’s baby”,
His story is one of courage, desire and sartorial passion,
As he moved from the Welfare State to SBG,
Now looking ever the superstar in Louis Copeland fashion,
He knew the welfare of John Kavanagh was the place to be,
What sets this man apart from the rest,
The Irish Ali who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee,
Single minded determination to be the best,
The Emerald jewel in the crown of the UFC,
An artist who waxes lyrically and physically in and out of the cage,
Opponent on the ground, staying grounded the world at your feet,
A gladiator held shoulder high on an eight sided stage,
As Bruce Buffer announces “your winner, The Notorious Conor McGregor”, the King takes his seat.

Support the #creampiechallenge for Luke

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Emma Styles wants you to help her with the #creampiechallenge for Luke – to help support her baby son who was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare brain condition called AADC Deficiency. Luke is the only Irish child diagnosed and the youngest in Europe. There has only been roughly 130 cases diagnosed throughout the world. It’s a neurological and metabolic condition.

Now mum Emma is starting the cream pie challenge with two simple rules:

  • Fill a paper plate with whipped cream
  • Squash it into you or your face or friends face

If you’d like to help raise funds for baby Luke, or throw a whipped cream pie, check out more details for the campaign here, or donate to the charity page here.

Register For The Leinster Loop In Aid of Breast Cancer Research And St. Laurences Community Complex

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Feel like taking on a cycling challenge for charity? Why not register for the 2015 Leinster Loop with cycling legend Stephen Roche. Taking place on the Sunday, August 16th,  the charity event will host 130, 90 and 50km routes. There will also be a family 12km route on the day.

All funds raised are for Breast Cancer Research and St. Laurences Community Complex. Bring along some friends for an enjoyable & challenging day in the saddle!

To register, sign up here.

Support Sophie In Her Fundraising Quest For Saving Grace

Sophie Leach-Marshall is planning on running an 8km next week, and is looking for your support. Sophie is running for the Saving Grace charity.

Grace is an incredibly strong girl, just 10 years old and has already been through so much. Having faced her own health scares as a child, Sophie now 30 years old and healthy, wants to support Grace in raising the money she’ll need for her long-term treatment.

To donate to Sophie’s run, check out her fundraising page here.

Help Connect And Support The Children’s Leukaemia Foundation

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The CHILDREN’S LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION was founded with the aim of supporting the welfare of teenagers and children with Leukaemia and helping fund research in finding a cure.

The group assisted with the funding of tele medicine link between Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and St Jude’s hospital Memphis Tennessee. This centre is recognized as one of the top children’s cancer treatment centres in the world and offers further scope to increase the success rate in treating children’s cancer in Ireland.

As part of improving processes the group has just set up a new Facebook page and hope that it will be an open forum and encourage dialogue. The charity is run on a completely voluntary basis with no state funding.