100minds aims to give some of the most disadvantaged children in Ireland the chance for a better start in life. Its two partner charities, Barnados Ireland and Blossom Ireland, help underprivileged children and children with intellectual disabilities to experience childhood in ways that would otherwise be out of reach for them. Through providing educational workshops and support for families amongst other services, Barnados strives to make sure that no child is denied essential care. Blossom Ireland runs specialised holiday camps for children who have great difficulty taking part in activities with other children their age and intends to put a buddy system into place as soon as funding becomes available. Since Blossom receives no government funding, the contribution we make through 100minds is all the more crucial.
I am a fourth year student of European Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Working with disadvantaged children in Medellín, Colombia over the summer and for years as a sailing instructor has showed me how much simple opportunities and basic care can brighten someone's life. After hearing about the overwhelming success of last year's project, which not only raised well in excess of the €100,000 target in just 100 days, but also gave the student participants invaluable experience in executing successful fundraising campaigns, I knew I wanted to get involved. I am delighted to be helping to support these two excellent charities.
Comments, suggestions and of course donations would be gratefully appreciated. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and click the red 'donate now' button.
You can find out more about both charities here: http://www.100minds.org/blossom-barnardosTo see exactly where your money is going, please see this spend breakdown: file:///Users/csymes/Downloads/spend-breakdown-v7.pdf
Bruce Springsteen Sing-Along Night
Posted: over 7 years ago
Many thanks to Captain Americas for hosting a night of Springsteen's greatest hits and to all those who attended!
Fans sang and danced along to an hour and a half of The Boss's best live performances projected onto a big screen, enjoying a free pint with their ticket.
This was the first event of its kind in Dublin, taking inspiration from a popular Springsteen Sing-Along in London. It was a success, raising the final €400 needed to reach my €1000 target from ticket sales and donations on the night!
Stomptown Brass Gig
Posted: over 7 years ago
The fantastic Stomptown Brass band have kindly agreed to play a gig on 12th February, with support from Cork's B Majors.
The music kicks off at 9 at Bello Bar in Portobello, a lovely, intimate venue which has played host to some of Dublin's most exciting emerging artists.
Bello Bar played kindly host to some brilliant acts on Thursday. Colm, Conor and Cian MacSweeney of The B Majors played some fantastic jazzy takes on popular numbers, while the extremely talented Stomptown Brass absolutely brought the house down.
Thank you so much to the bands, the venue, and everyone who helped out and came along to make the night a great success!