Tour De Picnic 2015
Beneficiary: Irish Youth Foundation
RaboDirect Tour de Picnic is working with the Irish Youth Foundation
to raise funds for a Youth Bike Programme in Limerick. The programme’s objective is to engage children and young people (aged 10–21) from the South Side of Limerick’s housing estates and introduce them to the world of bikes. The programme encourages repairs and maintenance; building new bikes from old frames; learning about fitness, health and environmental benefits of cycling; Developing local leaders and role models. The Irish Youth Foundation has set a target of raising €50k to fund a Bicycle Programme.
The programme teaches concrete skills to young people living in a community with high levels of unemployment, poverty and crime. A similar programme is already working in Dublin and has captured the imagination of local youth.
Beneficiary: Special Olympics Ireland
Thank you for helping us reach more young people and giving them the opportunity to achieve their potential.
At Special Olympics we are thrilled to be involved with Tour de Picnic again this year. This incredible event is a credit to the guys at Event Fuel and we are extremely grateful to the participants new and returning who raise an outstanding amount of money for Special Olympics and other charities.
The funds we receive this year will help to fund Team Ireland to attend the World Games in LA. This July 7,000 athletes from around the will take to the sporting stage and demonstrate to the world their incredible courage, unwavering determination, and sheer joy. Ireland will be represented at these iconic Games by 88 courageous athletes.
The total cost to fund Team Ireland is €44,000 and by taking part in Tour de Picnic you are supporting our athletes to get there.
Beneficiary: Childline ISPCC
ISPCC is one of Ireland’s oldest children’s charities. We provide vital listening and mentoring support services to thousands of children and their families each year. Childline is the ISPCC’s most well-known service.
Childline is Ireland’s only nationwide 24 hour Children’s listening service; it is free and available to all children in Ireland up to 18 years of age.
Children contact Childline to discuss issues such as depression, loneliness, abuse, self-harm, bullying, issues at home and at school and concerns about alcohol, drugs and sexuality. Some children contact us simply because they have no one else to talk to.
Childline responded to over 450,000 phone & online contacts from children in 2014 however a shortage in funds is currently threatening this service. With your support we can help keep Childline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – letting children and young people in Ireland know that there will always be a place to turn when they need to talk.
Tour de Picnic will…
Help train 20 new volunteers with the necessary skills to answer calls and support these children in their time of need
Provide support to approximately 4,000 confused or frightened children before the end of 2015
Help to keep Childline available to young people 24 hours a day
When a child takes the brave step to make that call you will ensure someone is there to listen, thank you. For further information please visit www.ispcc.ie
or follow ISPCCChildline on Facebook and Twitter.