Lend A Hand – Five Great Causes To Get Behind This Week
Every week in the Her.ie 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.
1. ‘Run & Raise’ for the Renville Park 5K
‘Run and Raise’ at the annual Renville Park 5k Road Race at 8pm on Wednesday, 25th June 2014. Taking you through the picturesque Renville Park and country setting of Maree, Oranmore in Co. Galway, the race raises is always a highlight on the summer road race calendar, raising much needed funds for a local Galway charity.
Entry costs €15 per person with all proceeds going towards Galway Autism Partnership, an independent charity to assist individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Sponsored by Level One, the chip timed race welcomes both runners and walkers, with the first 200 entrants receiving a complimentary race t-shirt! For further details and race updates follow ‘Renville Park 5k’ on Facebook.
2. GIVE BLOOD!
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service have warned that their blood suppies dwindle over the course of the summer, especially with the World Cup. To maintain supply and avoid shortages, they need 13,500 donations this month. The blood that is donated is vitally need for transfusions in serious operations so please, please donate.
To find out more information about the service, you can log on to their website here.
3. Marlay Bark in the Park
The next Bark in the Park™ sponsored dog walk takes place in Marlay Park on Sunday, 15th June at 3.00PM. The 4KM sponsored dog walk will start and finish in front of Marlay House. Dogs especially like the atmosphere of our fun walks alongside hundreds of other well behaved doggies! On the day, participants are invited to check in early, and no later than 2.30PM.
BeLonG To is the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans youth in Ireland. They work to end homophobic & transphobic bullying, and support and empower the LGBT young people who've faced it, you can learn more about BeLonG To and their work through this short (5mins) video.
Homophobic & transphobic bullying is having a devastating impact on young lives, BeLonG To is working to change this reality for the better and they need your help to achieve this! Why not have your 'run, walk or jog' in the Dublin Pride Run sponsored by your friends and family, raising much needed funds to help eliminate homophobic & transphobic bullying from our schools! Go to MyCharity.ie and open your online fundraising page selecting 'BeLonG To' as your charity and the 'Dublin Pride Run' as your event.
You can find more details for the run here.
5. Childline 7-a-side Soccer
Castleview AFC, Churchfield Cork (behind Lidl), Childline will host a 7-a-side soccer league.
If you have a charity event you would like us to help with, please send us an email to Hello@Her.ie or toSue.Murphy@Her.ie.