Below is a list of our fundraising activities to date

March

March was a muddy one… The Runamuck Challenge for The Tadhg O’Fainín Foundation was taken on and to say that there was a square inch that wasn’t covered in mud afterwards would be a lie! 

 

April

We hosted an awareness night in Kavanagh’s on Dorset Street as a way to introduce more people to the foundation and it also allowed us to meet up with representatives from our chosen charity The Down Syndrome Centre. Both The Down Syndrome Centre and Tadhg’s dad Eoin spoke on the night to highlight the help that is needed by charities that are not government funded.

 

May

We were given the warmest of welcomes by everyone in RTE2FM studios but especially by Ryan Tubridy himself. Tadhg’s dad Eoin and committee member Tony took to the airwaves with Ryan to tell Tadhg’s story. This was a huge leap for the foundation and it gave the opportunity to explain the story of why the foundation was set up, the work that we do and how people can help with raising funds.

 

June

Good weather and a scorcher of a day made it possible in June for our very brave fundraisers AKA “Super Hero Skydivers” to take to the skies at 13,000 feet for Tadhg. Great fun was had by all and some people who said they’d never do it were signing up again straight away!

This month also seen The Tadhg O’Fainín Foundation get picked by Tesco to be one of the “Blue Token Charities”. Once again the communities of Ballymun and Finglas showed their support and we were tagged in so many people’s Facebook pictures of them dropping tokens for Tadhg.

The Dublin Mini Marathon was taken on and some lovely ladies proudly wore our T-shirt while raising funds. 

 

July

Tadhg’s mam and dad were interviewed by journalist Jack Gleeson for The Northside People newspaper.  It was so important for them to tell everyone about their beautiful boy and to explain how the foundation started and what it has achieved so far to date. 

 

September 

September brought us to Erin’s Isle for the Tadhg O’Fainín Blitz and BBQ.  Erin’s Isle “Mothers and Others” got together to compete for the Tadhg Trophy. It was great to watch the ladies teams battle it out on the pitch and the craic that was had afterwards in the hall was super. This day was all about fun and we can certainly say that the whole day was filled with laughter. We were so lucky with the weather and the day was enjoyed by all age groups.

Shout out to St. Peregrines of Blanchardstown who were our winners and got to take the cup for 2015. Here’s hoping that the cup is up for grabs this year!

October

We tried something a bit different in October … Strictly Come Dancing!! We had 12 couples put on their dancing shoes and practice for WEEKS! The show itself was a huge hit and we had an audience of 650 people to cheer them on. We’d love to say that there was murder on the dancefloor but completely the opposite - everyone came away from the big night having learned some nifty dance moves and gained lots of new friends. Our very own patron, funny man Eric Lawlor and radio presenter Mairead Farrell lent a hand on the night as MC and judge.

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