Time to make our choice: which charity will we support at the meetup in Dublin with a raffle or an auction?
Our meeting to celebrate The Script’s sold out gig in Croke Park is coming up at the 19th of June. (Click here for more info on the meeting.) Last week I asked you to nominate your favourite Irish charities and here they are. Thank you everyone for putting forward the charities you wanted to see supported. There are 12 in total and our tough task for this week is to choose the one that our proceedings will be put towards to. Here are your choices in alphabetical order, pick one at the bottom of the post.
They are an amazing charity that helps so many people to fight dementia. Dementia is becoming more and more prevalent so their help is fundamental.
Ireland’s largest animal welfare organisation was established in 1840 and they do great work to prevent cruelty against animals and to provide shelter for them.
Festina Lente supports those at risk through social and economic inclusion. All activities encourage individual choice, personal development, achievement and progression. Danny supports them regularly through his sister.
FRO’s mission is to contribute to the empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers, abuductees, child mothers, orphans, and to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. When Superheroes was released, these child soldiers were deeply touched by the song and shared their story with The Script.
They provide information, support and services to people affected by brain injury and their families. When Glen had an accident fracturing his head, Headway was there to help him. When Danny’s mum had an aneurysm, his family benefited from this service, too.
Many members of The Script Family have been affected by cancer in some way, either themselves or within their close family. The organisation cancer patients with all aspects of life during their treatment, such as nursing care, financial support and advice, emotional support/counseling, etc.
A lot of people, including some in The Script Family, have relatives dealing with MS and this is a way of helping them cope. The organisation is focused on providing timely, person-centered services that create independence and choice for person with MS and their family.
This charity was set up in memory of Olivia Doyle who passed away at the age of 11 in February 2014. Despite of Olivia’s profound disabilities she had a huge love of horses and outdoor life. The organisation provides equine therapy to adults and children with special needs and people from deprived social/financial backrounds and has the support of Andrea O’Donoghue.
The charity provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. We’ve seen too many of that on twitter.
Their goal is to eliminate avoidable blindness and get equality for people with disabilities. 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured so their work makes a huge difference.
They work to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow. They provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. During Christmas Danny was busking to support them.
The charity raises funds to help save the lives of critically ill children in Ireland. Danny visits the hospital every Christmas.
Seeing that list I know that there are no wrong choices. Whichever charity the most of you feel closest to will benefit a little from us being together celebrating The Script both in Dublin and online. I’m truly honoured to be able to facilitate this with your help.