Oxfam Ireland is encouraging Irish people to celebrate the inspirational women in their lives with a pin, card, gift or event as part of the new Heroes campaign, all while raising vital funds for Oxfam’s work with women worldwide.
Following International Women’s Day last week and looking forward to Mother’s Day on March 30th, Heroes is being supported by a number of inspirational Irish women, including former President of Ireland Mary McAleese, campaigner Joanne O’Riordan, surfer and activistEaskey Britton, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Oxfam shop volunteer Marie Hannon and Hannah Nelsonwho wowed the Obamas in Belfast last year with her speech on peace.
Available online now, people across the island of Ireland can celebrate their personal female heroes with a beautifully designed ‘You are my Hero’ card (€5) or a stunning collection of gifts in association with Tipperary Crystal, including scented candles (€25), picture frames (€30 and €45), earrings (€69 and €79), pendant necklaces (€79) and tennis bracelets (€89) with all prices including delivery. The card and Heroes pins (€2) will be on sale in Oxfam shops.
All profits will go to Oxfam’s work with women in their programmes overseas, such as agricultural training for female farmers and support for women entrepreneurs.
Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive Jim Clarken said: “We all know a female hero – they are our mothers, our sisters, our grandmothers, our friends, our teachers, our farmers, our engineers, our doctors and our politicians.
“Women across the world are creating positive change every day in their families and their communities through their ability to innovate, teach, nurture, inspire and endure. In rolling out this movement, we aim to encourage people to think and appreciate the women who have made a difference in their lives.”
For more information, see oxfamheroes.org