Make-A-Wish® Ireland have announced that they are set to partner with the Camogie Association for the next three years. The Camogie Association will help promote, support and fundraise for the charity who is celebrating 20 years in Ireland this year.
The partnership was announced at the All Ireland Camogie Championship Final.
Susan O’Dwyer, Make-A-Wish Ireland said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen as the Camogie Association Charity Partner for the next three years. We look forward to working with the Association and developing exciting fundraising events and activities which will help us to continue to grant wishes for children living with life-threatening medical conditions.”
President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:
“The Camogie Association are delighted to partner with Make-A-Wish and we look forward to supporting their fantastic work over the course of our three year arrangement. This year we are particularly pleased that Wexford, senior All Ireland Camogie Champions have agreed to play a match to raise funds for Make-A-Wish. Our partnership with Make-A-Wish is a fantastic opportunity for both organisations and I would appeal to all involved in the Association to support the various fund-raising initiatives.”
For more information log onto www.makeawish.ie and www.camogie.ie
For more information please contact:
Mary Crotty: Mary Crotty PR: Phone: (01) 661 8777
Susan O’Dwyer: Make-A-Wish Ireland: Phone: (01) 2052007
Claire Egan: Communications & Marketing Director, The Camogie Association, firstname.lastname@example.org and 01 865 8618/087 9030755
Notes to Editors:
Make-A-Wish® in Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with a life-threatening medical condition. A wish granted is true magic for the child providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.
Since its inception in 1992, Make-A-Wish in Ireland has granted wishes for over 1,300 special children and realised their greatest wish and experienced the hope, strength and joy each wish provides. In all possible cases Make-A-Wish grants the child’s first wish ensuring that all immediate family members participate. In doing so it provides long-lasting and happy memories for those relatives, whatever the future may hold.
The Camogie Association:
The Camogie Association is one of Ireland’s largest female sports organisations. Established in 1904, camogie is played nationally and internationally on four continents. To date it has over 560 clubs and 100,000 members. The game of camogie is the fastest field sport for women in the world. For further information see camogie.ie and follow us on Facebook.com/camogieassociation and twitter.com/camogie1
Celebrating the announcement that Make-A-Wish® Ireland are set to partner with the Camogie Association for the next three years, from left to right are, Caroline Murray, Acting Director of Camogie Development, Carol Nolan, Regional Development Co-ordinator in Dublin and Kildare, Clodagh Swords, fundraising officer, Make-A-Wish, Aileen Lawlor, President of the Camogie Association and Hazel Mulligan, camogie player with Kildare.
The Camogie Association will help promote, support and fundraise for the charity who is celebrating 20 years in Ireland this year.