Our intrepid colleagues in Region 6 have organised an inaugural Asset Solutions Ireland Charity 5 a-side Football Tournament to take place at the Astro Park, Coolock, Co. Dublin from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 8th September 2019 to raise much needed funding for two very deserving charities on both sides of the Irish Border.

Starting out as an opportunity for our Irish colleagues to have a social gathering through sport whilst supporting  deserving charities with just one match scheduled, it has now grown substantially to 25 matches now being played on the day!

We have companies entering teams into the tournament including retailers B&Q, Woodies and McDonalds and we are inviting our clients and other organisations in Ireland to participate.

Event organisers Colin McBride, Ciaran O’Meara, Ita Darcy and Omra Leahy would be delighted to hear from any organisations wishing to participate or support in the event. We gratefully thank The Irish Red Cross who are supporting with any necessary medical attention on the day.

Sponsorship

If anyone would like to contribute to these worthy causes they can do so through via the Just Giving Page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/colin-mcbride

Auction

Some very generous local businesses are donating to a fundraising auction in support. The first item is a fantastic 2 Night Belfast City Break in a Belfast City Centre hotel for 2 people which includes return flights (to any UK Airport) a meal with drinks and tickets to local attractions and is currently on auction at https://www.32auctions.com/RASVASBELFAST with further items becoming available over the next few weeks.

LauraLynn provide palliative care and support for all children with life-limiting conditions. Their holistic approach to care ensures that they are supporting the whole family, allowing parents to have time to be ‘Mums and Dads’ rather than full-time carers.

LauraLynn provide care through their Multidisciplinary Team working in partnership with Consultants and other Care Providers, with a shared goal of ensuring high quality Family Support, Symptom Management, End-of-Life Care, Bereavement Support and Direct Care within the home and at the LauraLynn House.

LauraLynn is Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice, providing care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. There are approximately 3840 children living in Ireland with a life limiting condition, and of these children, about half of whom have palliative care needs. All their care is provided free of charge for families and they need to raise €4.2 million each year to keep their hospice doors open.
registered charity no: CHY2633.

Northern Ireland Hospice is a charity offering specialist respite, symptom management and end of life ‘palliative’ care to over 4,000 infants, children and adults each year across Northern Ireland.

From specialist nursing care in the home to care in their Hospices, their mission is to ensure that all those who need their care have access to it, where and when they need it and whatever the patient’s circumstances, age, disease or culture. They care for people with cancer, COPD, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia and other illnesses living in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Hospice have a team of specially trained healthcare professionals made up of nurses, doctors, social workers, chaplains, occupational therapists, creative therapists and physiotherapists, all of whom, work together to support their patients’ physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Their work also extends to families, enabling them to offer guidance and support to family members as they travel the journey with their loved one.

It takes £14 million to run the NI Hospice services each year, thats £40,000 a day and only 30% of this total is funded by the government.
registered charity no: NIC102337