Monday 29 May 2017

Munster announce charity partners

Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) and Diabetes Ireland will be Munster Rugby's nominated charities for the current season, while Haven will be their international charity partner. (Stock picture)
Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) and Diabetes Ireland will be Munster Rugby's nominated charities for the current season, while Haven will be their international charity partner. (Stock picture)

Declan Rooney

Munster Rugby has revealed that Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) and Diabetes Ireland will be the province's nominated charities for the current season, while Haven will be their international charity partner.

Over the season Munster Rugby will be working closely with each charity, providing them with active support on specific projects, while working to help them raise awareness and funds for projects in Ireland.

"This season we hope to make a real difference for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Diabetes Ireland," said Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby CSR project manager.

"Through player involvement, match-day promotion, a dedicated charity match and the association of the Munster Rugby brand, as with every season, our objective is to increase awareness and raise funds for two deserving charities who do such wonderful work in Munster and beyond. We look forward to working with both this season."

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.

Money raised through the partnership with Munster Rugby will be used by the ASI to support its 13 day-care centres in the Munster region.

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.

There are over 225,000 people in Ireland with diabetes and Diabetes Ireland supports these people with all aspects of their diabetes management, while educating the wider community on the dangers of the disease.

Irish Independent

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