Whether it’s buying a ticket for a raffle, walking a mile, dressing up, shaving your head, giving to a charity shop or sponsoring a friend. Every little helps when it comes to Charity.
When I was young I brought home my Trocáire Box to fill up. Later on I remember reading for Ireland when I took part in the MS Readathon. Over the years I’ve bought raffle tickets, given clothes to my local Charity Shop and bought from them too. I’ve sponsored friends cycling, walking, running and jumping out of planes for charity. I’ve attended events for Charity and I’ve been a part of them. It’s a good feeling to help when you can. I know that there is so much more I could do. And on writing this my aim will be to do more when I can.
This page will document Charity Events I partake in personally. The Life of Stuff will also feature articles highlighting worthy charities and events that take place throughout the year. Links to the Charities I support are provided below, so that should you like to donate you can.
Darkness Into Light for Pieta House – May 7th 2016
Charity Registration No. 20062026
Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide opened its doors nearly a decade ago in Lucan, County Dublin. In the intervening years we have seen and helped almost 20,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and opened up eight subsequent centres.”
The Life of Stuff Just Giving Page is now closed so if you would like to donate directly to Pieta House visit their website here pieta.ie
Avonmore Great Pink Run for Breast Cancer Ireland – August 29th 2015
Patrick, Smith and I am took part in the Great Pink Run for Breast Cancer Ireland. Patrick and I ran, jogged and walked the 5K run (there was a 10K option too) and Smith (five months old at the time) slept soundly in his pram until the finish-line.
We both have family and friends who have had cancer and we believe in what Breast Cancer Ireland are all about. They pioneer research and awareness. Until we find a cure for cancer, Breast Cancer Ireland want to prevent breast cancer from becoming a fatal disease and instead want to make it a treatable long term illness.
The Alzheimer Cafe, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
I volunteered at The Alzheimer Café, Donnybrook for over a year and hope to return again soon. It really is dear to my heart and it all started with coffee and cake! For more information you can read my blog post here. The Alzheimer Café website is www.alzheimercafe.ie
Beds For Beaumont Campaign – Head 2 Head Walk – September 29th 2013
Head 2 Head is a 26 mile route which takes place in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin Bay. There are three routes to choose from; Howth Head to Bray Head (Full route), Howth Head to Sandymount and Sandymount to Bray Head. All proceeds raised go to the Beds for Beaumount Campaign.
€2.5m needs to be raised for 12 in-patient isolation rooms in Beaumont Hospital for people with Cystic Fibrosis. ‘Beaumont Hospital is one of three major centres in Ireland for adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) care, yet at present there are only 4 inpatient rooms for CF patients. Recent research and international standards show that 12 CF inpatient rooms are needed as a matter of urgency in the hospital.’ www.cfireland.ie
Flora Mini-Marathon – St. Michaels House – June 4th 2012
The Flora Mini-Marathon is the biggest all women’s event of its kind in the world. It began in 1983 with appox 9,000 participants, in 2013 there were over 40,000! The Flora Mini-Marathon mission is to ‘organise a world-class event in a safe environment and enable participants to raise much needed funds for charities. We are committed to promoting the development of a healthy lifestyle and giving women an opportunity to participate in the sport of athletics.’
St. Michael’s House, Dublin is a ‘non-denominational voluntary body providing facilities and services to over 1500 people with learning disabilities in Dublin City and County. For 57 years, St. Michael’s House has been a leader in the development and provision of community-based services for people with an intellectual disability in Ireland.’ www.smh.ie