Lend A Hand – Five Great Causes To Get Behind This Week 8 years ago

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.




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.   

The Bark in the Park events are a highly popular fun day out for owners and pets alike with lots of entertainment before and after the walk.  There’s a raffle, music and goody bags with human and doggy treats (sponsored by Maxi Zoo), as well as much-coveted awards for the dog with the Best Bark, Shiniest Coat, Happiest Smile and Waggiest Tail!
The event will raise much needed funds for improved veterinary facilities at The Irish Blue Cross clinics, where thousands of needy pets receive low cost veterinary care each year. For more info, you can log on to the website here.
bark in the park 
4. Dublin Pride Run 2014

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

Teams from all over Cork City and County are invited to come and compete for the coveted Childline Charity Cup! On
Sunday June 15th starting at 10am at

Castleview AFC, Churchfield Cork (behind Lidl), Childline will host a 7-a-side soccer league.

Teams will consist of 7 players plus 3 subs and entrance costs €500 per team (just €50 per person for a full day of Soccer!)
The First Prize for the event will be over-night Camping Trip and Paintball Adventure for 10 at Funmanway Activity Centre, Dunmanway Co Cork with other prizes throughout the day such as Player of the Tournament and Top Goal Scorer. A great fun day of football and entertainment is assured while helping to raise vital funds for the ISPCC’s Childline service.
For more information, you can log on here.

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.