The GAA is pleased to confirm its five official charities for 2013/14 as ‘Fighting Blindness’, ‘Edmund Rice Beyond 250 Appeal’, ‘Our Lady’s Children Hospital Crumlin – Orthopaedic Unit’, ‘Laois Hospice’ and ‘Liam’s Lodge’.
GAA announce official charities
The Association at central level will make a monetary contribution to each of the five charities in addition to helping to raise the profile of the excellent work they are involved in.
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill said the GAA was delighted to be able to assist these charities and complement the support so many other units provide to other charities across the country on an ongoing basis.
He said: “We are delighted to announce today the charities that we will be supporting from central level over the course of the next 12 months.
“All of these charities are engaged in highly valued work that not only benefits the people they work with on a daily basis, but society as a whole and the GAA is keen to make a meaningful gesture in support of this excellent work.”
GAA Director General Páraic Duffy added: “We receive a large number of requests for assistance from various different charities and while it is not possible to answer them all we are pleased to be able to assist the five charities we’re announcing today.
“Our clubs and counties are free to choose their own charitable causes to support and do so, and anything we can do as an Association at national level to shine a light on the efforts of the five charities that we are announcing today, is something that we are delighted to do.”
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GAA Communications Manager Alan Milton on 01 865 8615