The staff at ADL in Dun Laoghaire are taking
part in a virtual 10k fundraising challenge to raise funds for charities which
support older people (Alone), vulnerable patients (the Irish Cancer Society)
and frontline workers (the Irish Red Cross) during the Covid-19 pandemic.
ADL staff will be walking, running or
cycling a 10k virtual route of the Dun Laoghaire coastline on Saturday, 3
October 2020 to raise funds for these worthy causes.
The ADL staff selected these charities and
are inviting their family and friends to take part, sponsor a participant or
make a donation.
Thank you for your support.
Date: 3 October 2020
ADL staff along with families and friends
will be walking, running or cycling a 10k virtual route of the Dun Laoghaire
Who we are fundraising for:
ALONE, a national organisation that supports and empowers older people to age happily and securely at home, saw a 39% surge in calls to their helpline since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, with a rise in reports of elder abuse, loss of independence, and fears about reintegrating back into society. Their new Health and Wellbeing Plan addresses key issues that continue to affect older people in the later current Covid-19 Roadmap, including social interaction, activities, fitness, and physical and mental wellbeing. The charity works with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, homeless, living in poverty, or are experiencing other difficulties, supporting them through these challenges to help find long term solutions.
The Irish Red Cross is providing direct responses to both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 responses during this time of crisis. The Irish Red Cross is instrumental in ensuring the livelihoods of the communities continue as normal as possible by providing transportation services to key day to day activities like hospital/doctor’s appointment, pharmacy and the supermarket. We continue to be first responders with our fleet of ambulances around the country as well as ensuring the communities are up to date with information and have adequate PPE.
The Irish Cancer Society relies on the generosity of communities and corporates to provide cancer support and services throughout Ireland. Demand for our services has increased significantly since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Our Night Nursing service has received more requests for assistance than ever during this period. Our Volunteer Driver Service has continued to transport cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy sessions, and contacts to our dedicated Cancer Support Line from patients, survivors & family members seeking support and advice, increased by almost two-thirds during this period compared to pre-Covid levels. Thank you so much for hosting a fundraising event on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society. The funds you raise will go directly to cancer research and support services for cancer patients and their loved ones, when they need it most.