Category Archive: Charity
At the launch of Walk in My Shoes a host of Irish celebrities including U2’s Adam Clayton, The Original Rudeboys, Royseven and Rosanna Davison called on the Irish public to join them, and support St Patrick’s Hospital Foundation for its annual fundraiser. The idea behind the campaign, which is now in its second year, originated from a young service user at St. Patrick’s University Hospital who said he wished his friends could ‘walk in my shoes’ so they could gain a better understanding of mental health difficulties. Funds raised through Walk in My Shoes, will be used to provide mental health services to vulnerable young adults who otherwise could not afford them. Walk in My Shoes also provides a free support and information phone line and aims to enhance the young adult services at St. Patrick’s University Hospital. The official Walk in My Shoes day will take place on Friday April 12th.
Walk in My Shoes day takes place across the country on Friday 12th April. It’s easy to get involved and help support young adults suffering from mental health problems across Ireland.
How you can support Walk in My Shoes 2013
• Host a funky shoe day in work, school, or in your local community
• Organise a sponsored walk
• Volunteer as a street collector on the day via the website
• Text your €2 donation to 57802
For more information on how to get involved/make a donation, visit walkinmyshoes.ie or like us on Facebook .
TV3’s Anna Daly, Glenda Gilson and Sybil Mulcahy together with Isabelle Ryan (aged 4) from the Enable Ireland Sandymount Centre launched Enable Ireland’s Give Up Clothes for Good charity initiative last week. Give Up Clothes for Good is Ireland’s biggest clothes drive and aims to raise funds for Enable Ireland’s vital services for children with disabilities across the country by asking the public to drop their unwanted clothing, accessories and household items to any TK Maxx store nationwide from now until the 18th of March. For more information, visit www.tkmaxx.ie or find them on Facebook.
Sensational Kids, will host a special event in-store this Friday, 2nd November 2012 to celebrate the launch of its new Christmas toy collection. There will be a special area for younger guests to play with a selection of the new toys and special guest, Santa will also be in attendance. All are welcome to attend the event, which takes place from 11am to 1pm at Sensational Kids located in Kildare Business Park, Kildare Town.
The new Christmas collection is now available to purchase in-store and boasts a selection of great items. The collection is also available online and there is no delivery charge for orders over the value of €50. All proceeds raised through the shop go towards providing subsidised clinical services for children with special needs.
Speaking of the new Christmas collection, Karen Leigh CEO and founder of Sensational Kids commented, “We are delighted with the selection of great toys we have this year for Christmas. There is something here for all children and our toys keep parents happy also as they are specially chosen for the key skills they help develop in children.”
For further information on Sensational Kids, please visit www.sensationalkids.ie, call 045 520900 or drop into the shop in Kildare Business Park, Kildare Town.
Last week we held a very successful jewellery sale in the Elevate boardroom. Judith from A Box For My Treasure dropped in with a selection of her gorgeous handmade rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
All of the chic and whimsical looking jewellery has a vintage style and it’s wallet-friendly too! Lots of people dropped in for the afternoon sale where we nibbled on chocolates and sipped glasses of delicious Prosecco as we tried on all the lovely pieces.
20% per cent of the total amount made in the sale went to the charity Dress for Success, and we’re pleased to announced that we raised €150.
- Corrie’s 50th anniversary an explosion and a tram crash – it must be the unluckiest place to live in the world. We said goodbye to some of our favourite characters this week – the live episode last night certainly was action packed!
- We’re backing Mullingar man Niall Horan and the rest of One Direction to win the X Factor on Sunday night. We’ll also find out who the winner of our Elevate Sweepstakes is! It’s been a controversial year for X Factor but we have to admit we’ll miss the lovely Dermot O’Leary when he’s no longer on our tellybox every Saturday night :-(
- John Lennon’s 30th anniversary was on Wednesday
- There’s two unusual (to say the least) songs trying to get the Christmas number one spot in Ireland. They are Ray & JP singing ‘I Believe‘ all proceeds going to Barretstown and The Rubberbandit’s ‘Horse Outside‘
- Only 14 shopping days until Christmas which leads us nicely onto…
- What budget cuts! – let’s postpone all the talk of the doom and gloom until January
- Take That will preform as a five-piece on the Late Late tonight and Robbie is singing one of his solo hits aswell. We are very jealous of the lucky people who got audience tickets!
The Irish Hospice Foundation launched its Thank You Project in No 10 Ormond Quay this morning. Consisting of a beautiful Thank You Book and set of Thank You Cards, the project aims to remind us of the importance of gratitude and counting our blessings. Designed by Steve Averill of U2 fame, The Thank You Book is an exquisite 240-page, cloth bound A5 gratitude journal, which features messages of thanks from a range of Irish and international personalities.
Edited by Irish Times columnist Roisin Ingle, the book encourages us to recall and record all that we have to be grateful for: from accidents of fortune and the kindness of strangers to priceless gestures of love from those who care for you most. Among those lending their support to the project is Sinead O’Connor, who has recorded a special version of her song, Thank You for Hearing Me, which you can listen to here. We think this beautiful book is the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends – it costs €17.99 and can be ordered by calling (01) 679 3188