CHARITY AIR AMBULANCE ON A MISSION TO ‘LIGHT UP THE SKY’ THIS CHRISTMAS The service was tasked 12 times between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 2020

The Irish Community Air Ambulance is asking supporters and businesses to help it Light Up The Sky and sponsor a star  to fund lifesaving missions this Christmas. Each donation made through the organisation’s website will light a virtual star, supporters can also leave a message for the crew or light a star in honor of…

Minister McEntee announces details of funding for organisations supporting victims of abuse and crime to mark 16 days of activism against gender based violence

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has confirmed details of extra funding for areas of the country or categories of victims not currently fully covered by support services for victims. As part Minister McEntee’s ‘Supporting a Victim’s Journey Plan’ to help victims and…

‘From direct provision, for direct provision’ Christmas card range is launched

A new range of Christmas cards designed by children living in a direct provision centre in Portlaoise was launched today (24.11.21) by not-for-profit organisation SCOOP Foundation. The range includes five different Christmas cards, designed by children aged 3-13, with proceeds from the initiative going towards helping to bring Christmas to the residents in direct provision centres…

Over 50,000 children to celebrate National Pyjama Day 2021

Tilly Smith, aged 1. Pic: Marc O’Sullivan –Annual event will raise money for charities supporting children with additional needs–  Thousands of children across the country will wear their pyjamas to their childcare settings tomorrow (19.11.21) to mark National Pyjama Day 2021.  Organised by Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, the annual fundraiser is in…

Calling all dashers, dancers and prancers!

Rugby star Joey Carbery launches 16th annual Aware Christmas 5k fundraiser “This Christmas take a positive step for yourself and for others!” says Carbery Ireland and Munster rugby star Joey Carbery has launched the 16th annual Aware Christmas 5K, which takes place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th December. Carbery is encouraging individuals, families and communities from all over…