New Look for Trocáire box

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Easter, Fundraising, Schools, Seasons of the Church Year

This year’s Trocáire box comes with a difference. Instead of focusing on the people who will be receiving the money it will be focusing on those who are giving money. They also talked about why in particular they have been focusing on climate justice and why it is the most important issue of the day. […]

Flood Relief Appeal

Posted on 21. Jan, 2016 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Ecology, Environment, Fundraising, Natural Disasters

Extensive hardship was experienced throughout Ireland as a result of recent floods. People across the country have been left without food, shelter, warmth and clothing as a result of water damage. Many are also left with the insecurity that these floods could come again in the next few years and that their houses may never really […]

Trócaire Gifts

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Christmas, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Fundraising

Christmas is a time of giving, but sometimes we end up giving presents that people neither need nor want. One way around that is to give someone one of Trócaire Gifts – gifts that are much needed and is in keeping with the true spirit of Christmas. Miriam Gormally met with Éamonn Meehan, Director of […]

Black Santa Collection

Posted on 25. Dec, 2014 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Festivals, Fundraising

This year in the run up to Christmas, several different choirs all came to sing outside St. Ann’s church on Dublin’s Dawson St. during their annual Black Santa collection that this year was in aid of the homeless. They joined the vicar of St Ann’s, Canon David Gillespie and clerical colleagues from around the United […]

Fr Ray Kelly

Posted on 25. Apr, 2014 in Achievement, Charity, Community, Fundraising, Music

Fr Ray Kelly is literally an overnight celebrity sensation thanks to the power and reach of YouTube and his own gifts as a talented singer. Here he shares the news of his new found fame with Conor Deane and even performs a favourite tune in his private studio at his parochial house in Oldcastle Co. […]

Give1thing.com This Christmas

Posted on 19. Dec, 2013 in Charity, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church, Fundraising, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid

All Hallows Theology & Psychology Student Orla Cashell has embarked with some fellow students from the National College of Ireland on a dedicated campaign to help the homeless this Christmas in a very specific way. Her idea is simple. Orla is asking that we would donate 1 thing to help the homeless this Christmas so […]

Coins For Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin

Posted on 08. Nov, 2013 in Fundraising

Laura Byrne talks with a mother whose baby was born with severe difficulties and how she has decided to raise badly needed funds for the hospital in return for the help her son Oscar received while in their care.   Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin is Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital, helping almost 30,000 patients […]

Fr Peter McVerry SJ

Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 in Fundraising, Homelessness

Fr. Peter McVerry SJ has been nominated to receive the accolade of the Freedom Of Dublin in recognition of his work with the homeless in Dublin and Ireland.  Fr Peter McVerry SJ and Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn. The Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn has announced the decision to award the Freedom of Dublin to […]

MS Readathon

Posted on 01. Oct, 2008 in Chronic illness, Fundraising, Health, Young people

The MS READaTHON is a sponsored read for young people all over the country. Organised through schools and libraries, it encourages children to read books and raise much money for much needed services for people living with MS. Miriam Gormally spoke with two children, Milo and Síobhra from the Montessori Education Centre in Dublin who […]

Samaritans 24/7

Posted on 09. Jul, 2008 in Charity, Depression, Fundraising, Mental Health, Suicide

‘I don’t know where to turn’   ‘Nobody cares’   ‘I’m all alone in the world’   ‘I just want to hear a human voice’  – these are just some of the comments that Samaritan volunteers hear regularly on their 24/7 helpline.  On the 24th. of this month (24/7) the Samaritans are having their Nationwide Awareness and Fundraising […]