Came across this car just about to get ferry to France.
All in a good cause.
UPDATE: John Gallen adds:
These guys too are heading off, yesterday, on the rally to Mongolia in a 1999 Micra :)
Hard Times by Crystal Swing and the Working Together Community Choir, from Midleton, Co. Cork.
They launched a CD of the song last night in aid of Cancer Research, East Cork Rapid Response, St Vincent de Paul, Lions Club, Penny Dinners Cork and the Aimee Foley Treatment Fund.
Aimee Foley, 26, writes:
“Living in Ireland with a rare illness such Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is very stressful and worrying at the best of times, especially when expert care lies outside the State. In order to experience remission after 6 years of suffering my best chance is at the Hypermobility Unit in at St John & St Elizabeth’s Hospital in London. Being chosen as a beneficiary of this very worthy charity CD means I will benefit directly and will assist me in my journey to receive vital care not available in Ireland.”
Download the song here.
Mark O’Toole writes:
“As you can see EB, also known as the Butterfly disease, is a distressing and painful genetic skin condition
Over 25 years, DEBRA has built up a stellar array of friends – all of whom have generously donated birthday gifts over the past few months.
DEBRA now wants to give them ALL away – from a VIP trip to London, to must-have memorabilia given by stars from Jonny Sexton to
a lock of Harry’s hairOne Direction”.
To book a ticket visit DEBRA
A good friend of mine Kevin Downey from Belfast is cycling around the world for the charity Depaul. He is nearly 1 year in and is currently tackling the harsh Alaskan terrain. He is on an amazing adventure and for such a worthwhile cause.
He began his journey from South East London on a fully laden bike with only his guitar for company. The ongoing cycle will see him circumnavigate the globe, tackling some of the harshest climates on the toughest of terrain. Living on a shoestring, it will be the generosity of locals and calculated risks that will see back in his hometown of Belfast in time for Christmas 2014.
A friend of mine Donal has undertaken a cycle across Europe to raise money and awareness for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. The cycle itself is totally self funded, so all money raised is going straight to ABII.
He’s been on the road for less than a week now, and he is keeping a blog of his experience.
It would be great if you could maybe share it, and see can we get him some more followers.
One of those oxymoron whatsits?
Hannah McCarthy (above left) writes:
In a nutshell, Adtruism is a social tech initiative that lets bloggers and website owners raise money for the causes they care about without spending any of their own money.
They can go on to the Adtruism website, select a cause they’d like to help such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation or UNICEF, then select a widget, place it on their website and then advertisers pay to display their advert through the widget. All the revenue then goes to the cause they’ve selected.
But who are you?
All of us working on the project have just graduated or are still in college so we really are all doing it because we think it’s important that our generation isn’t just a bunch of slacktivists mindlessly liking things like Kony2012 and that if they are able to do something about a cause, even if it’s just something small, that they do it.
Do you have a promotional video?
A fancy infographic?