Charities in Donegal get major funding increases from Toy Show Appeal – Donegal Daily

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Eleven charities working in Donegal will benefit from donations raised during the Late Late Toy Show 2021 appeal.

In November, 1.8 million viewers raised over €6.6 million to support the work of registered children’s charities and community groups across Ireland, which in turn will help more than one million children in the country.

The money donated will be used to support the work of registered children’s charities and community groups across Ireland.

Spraoi and Helen Nolan of Sport in Donegal. Spraoi agus Sport is one of 154 charities and community groups that have secured funding for Toy Show Appeal.

Speaking on how the grant will be spent, Helen said: ‘We are going to have a space specifically designed to provide all of our parent and toddler groups with all of our prenatal and postnatal support. We will have rooms available for counselling, speech therapy and all kinds of support services. It will be totally inclusive – so it will be designed with all of our children with disabilities in mind. »

The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal has announced that the following charities will receive over €670,000 in grants from the organisation:

  • Spraoi agus Sport received €300,000 to develop a purpose-built children and family center in Carndonagh. They ensure that all children and their families have access to a range of quality and diverse social, recreational and educational activities that are fully inclusive and reasonably priced in a fun, safe and stimulating environment.
  • Raphoe FRC received €6,520 to provide targeted children in the community with a comprehensive service that improves their social, emotional and spiritual well-being and learning.
  • Pastoral Center Services received €18,000 to increase the number of therapy sessions offered to children and youth across the county.
  • The Hygiene Bank Ireland wins €13,495 to integrate the school curriculum in all active local project areas, including Donegal, and provide ongoing support to family resource centers and shelters.
  • County Sligo Youth Theater received €8,000 for frontline services and capacity by running four summer camps in June 2022. The camps will benefit young people in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.
  • Liquid therapy received €15,000 to increase our capacity by 25% and create a digital reading folder. They offer one-on-one support for young people who wanted to experience surfing but weren’t able to take part in the mainstream opportunities.
  • Imply received €48,548 for works in Meath, Mayo, Galway and Donegal. They offer after school and homework support to young people in the traveling community and other disadvantaged young people in their 6 youth projects through a program called ‘Homework Space’.
  • Donegal Domestic Violence Services received €52,800 to increase the safety of children who have been victims of domestic violence and who have been ordered by a court to have access to an abusive parent.
  • Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland received €70,000. They train and place highly trained autism service dogs that allow children to move around safely and reduce anxiety for themselves and their families.
  • Donegal Rape Crisis Center won €70,000 for creative therapeutic support based in Donegal for young people aged 12-18 and vulnerable clients aged 18+ who have survived sexual violence and their
    families.
  • Cumann Naisiunta na gCor t/a Sing Irelandalso active in Donegal, received €69,500 to support refugee children and their families.

Following the announcement, The Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy said: “The Irish audience has simply blown us away with their generosity and kindness of spirit.

“The donations made will enrich the lives of the children on our island who need it most to provide them with the support, care and encouragement they need.”

RTÉ chief executive Dee Forbes said: “The Late Toy Show is a night where generations come together, and the country celebrates incredible and inspiring children.

“The fact that this money will impact the lives of over 1.1 million children is phenomenal and we are so grateful to everyone who has donated, it is what makes all of these grants possible.”

154 charities are to receive grants, up from 55 last year, and for the first time at least one project in every county will benefit.

Charities in Donegal benefit from major funding increases thanks to Toy Show Appeal was last modified: June 15, 2022 by Katie Gillen

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