Munster Announce Charity Partners
28th October 2016 By Munster Rugby
Munster Rugby are pleased to announce the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Diabetes Ireland as our nominated charities for Season 2016/17. Additionally this season, Munster will also form an international partnership with Haven.
Over the season Munster Rugby will be working closely with each charity, providing them with active support on specific projects and will work to help them raise awareness and funds for projects in Ireland and abroad.
Munster will undertake initiatives such as a designated “Charity Match” with match day initiatives aimed at fundraising for the charities, hosting the charities at matches during the year, and involving the players in various awareness campaigns for the charities.
Commenting on the announcement Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby CSR Project Manager said, “This season we hope to make a real difference for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Diabetes Ireland and Haven.
“With so many deserving charities it is always a difficult process in selecting the nominated charities each season and where possible we will continue to support additional charity initiatives.
“As with every season our objective is to increase awareness and raise funds for our nominated charities who do such wonderful work in Munster, Ireland and abroad. We look forward to working with them this season.”
Alzheimer Society of Ireland
The ASI is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland working across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers.
Their vision is an Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone and where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia and their carers, at the times they need support.
A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is person centred, rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.
Since 1967, Diabetes Ireland has been the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes. Diabetes Ireland also raises public awareness of diabetes and funds research into finding a cure for diabetes.
There are over 225,000 people in Ireland with diabetes. Through over 220 local free public meetings/events/screenings/ education courses per year Diabetes Ireland supports these people on all aspects of their diabetes management and educate the wider community.
Haven is an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO) which is strongly committed to empowering the people of Haiti to build strong and sustainable livelihoods. Launched in 2008, they work solely in Haiti, facilitating the provision of sustainable water and sanitation, training and education, and shelter solutions for its people.
Haven’s vision is to build thriving communities which prosper independently, and in which every person has a safe place to call home.