What is Paws for a Cause?
Proudly brought to you Family Carers Ireland, the national charity supporting family carers in communities all over our country, Paws for a Cause is our national fundraising and awareness campaign, taking place during National Carers Week, 13th-19th June.
We are asking the people of Ireland to get out with/without your pooch and walk (run, cycle or scoot) 24km over 7 days in solidarity with Ireland’s 500,000+ family carers and the 24/7 nature of many caring roles. All monies raised by ‘Paws for a Cause’ will go directly to help family carers in crisis, providing essential supports such as emergency respite, counselling, emotional support, as well as the purchase of practical support items including hoists, wheelchairs and in some particularly difficult cases, putting food on tables and oil in heating tanks.
Who are family carers?
Family carers provide care for loved ones such as children or adults with additional needs, physical or intellectual disabilities, frail older people, those with palliative care needs or those living with chronic illnesses, mental ill-health or addiction.
We believe no one should have to care alone.