Press release: For immediate release
It was announced today that the Inaugural Travel Trade Fun Day surpassed its fundraising target and successfully raised €35,000, to be shared between Pieta House and the Irish Cancer Society.
The Travel Trade Fun Day, which took place on the 1st September in the ALSAA Sports Club in Dublin Airport, was the first event of its kind in Ireland and it is now hoped that it will become an annual event on the Irish travel trade calendar.
The Travel Trade Fun Day committee met with Pieta House and Irish Cancer Society representatives in Dublin on Thursday 11th October to present them with their cheques. The respective charities received €17,500 each and were over the moon with the results.
The Travel Trade Fun Day itself was a great success with over 400 people estimated to have attended. It is hoped that next year’s event will be even bigger and better.
The Travel Trade Fun Day committee which comprises of Blue Insurances, Etihad Airways, Travelport, Royal Caribbean, Sunway and United Airlines, have been overwhelmed with the response from the Travel Trade and the great support that they have received.
The Travel Trade Fun Day committee have said, “We would like to thank everyone in the travel trade who supported us in hosting this inaugural event. We are very grateful for all of the donations received, big and small, and we hope the funds raised go a long way in helping both of these worthwhile charities”.
Images from today’s cheque presentation can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6g58ax0ezmcerhv/GFSrhBCmPz
Visit the Travel Trade Fun Day website: www.travelfunday.ie
Find Travel Trade Fun Day on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/travelfunday
Watch the Travel Trade Fun Day video on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCYfnfC2QfY
- Niamh Waters – TravelMedia.ie, email: email@example.com, Tel: 085-120-5112
- Michael Collins – TravelMedia.ie, email:firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 086-858-3585
- Emma Barrett – Irish Cancer Society, email: email@example.com, Tel: 01-231-0509
- Cliodhna O’ Riordan – Irish Cancer Society, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01-231-0509
- Marie Peelo – Pieta House, email: email@example.com, Tel: 01-601-0000
About Pieta House
Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, officially opened its doors in Lucan, Co. Dublin in January 2006. The unique clinically based model developed by Pieta House is used across the five centres in Dublin and Limerick. There are also active discussions in progress to open centres in Galway, Cork and Roscrea. Pieta House provides a professional, face to face, free of charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress. Its primary aim is to reduce suicide by helping people get through that critical phase when suicide becomes a plan rather than just an idea.
Since 2006, Pieta House has grown to almost 70 therapists and staff. Demand for their services is constantly on the rise. To date over 6,000 people have been seen and helped by Pieta House. Pieta House’s vision is that no-one in Ireland should be more than 100 kilometres from a Pieta House centre where they can avail of the clinical services at that time of crisis.
www.pieta.ie – 01 601 0000
About Irish Cancer Society
Established in 1963, the Irish Cancer Society is the national cancer care charity. Their vision is that every person in Ireland will have access to the best possible cancer services; will have the lowest risk of getting cancer, the highest survival rates and the best support and information available when affected by cancer.
The Society is the leading provider of all information relating to cancer prevention, detection, treatment and support. They also advocate for improvements in cancer services and are the largest voluntary funded of cutting edge cancer research in Ireland. Their goals are focused around prevention, early detection and fighting cancer with three programme areas to achieve them; advocacy, cancer services and research.
Cancer in Ireland
Ireland’s cancer rate is one of the highest in the world. One in three of us will be diagnosed with cancer during our life time and it is estimated that by 2020, 43,000 new cases will be diagnosed. Latest data from the National Cancer Registry (NCRI) shows that nearly 30,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in Ireland in 2011.These stark figures mean that there is an ever increasing demand for the direct patient care services provided by the Irish Cancer Society.
www.cancer.ie-1800 200 700
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