Tuesday 27 September 2016

Charity partners want your support

Published 30/10/2015 | 02:30

The Irish Youth Foundation is one of the official charity partners of Leinster Rugby
The Irish Youth Foundation is one of the official charity partners of Leinster Rugby

Over the coming weeks both the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Cardiac Risk in the Young - Leinster Rugby's two charity partners for 2015/'16 - will be asking for your support as they take over a match day each.

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Last season this activity was a huge success for both LauraLynn and their Santa hat sales and for Special Olympics Leinster and their Leinster Rugby wrist bands. Similarly the Irish Youth Foundation ran a similar activity the season before.

All for a good cause, to raise awareness but also to raise much-needed funds.

On both evenings last season, through sales of merchandise and through the SMS text system that both LauraLynn and Special Olympics operated, both charities raised just over €10,000 each.

Huge credit to all the Leinster Rugby supporters who gave generously to both charities and we are again asking supporters to support our charity partners as they seek profile, awareness and your donations over the following fixtures: Cardiac Risk in the Young: November 15 v Wasps (RDS Arena); Alzheimer Society of Ireland: November 27 v Ulster Rugby (RDS Arena).

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia-specific service provider in Ireland and works 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.

It is a national non-profit organisation and also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline offering information and support to anyone affected by dementia.

Awareness

Cardiac Risk in the Young ('CRY') is a charity that aims to raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. CRY also provide free counselling and support for families affected by sudden death or cardiac conditions and also support the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP), where families and individuals can be evaluated in a heart screening service in a timely and systematic fashion without financial cost.

For further information on both charities, please check out: www.alzheimer.ie; www.cry.ie

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