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Our Christmas Swim for Uganda was a Great Success!
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Dec 22, 2015
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ChildFund staff members and some distinguished volunteers braved the elements last Saturday to raise money for our Uganda School Playground Appeal!

Clodagh Byrne, Chess Grandmaster Alexander Baburin, and Elena & Owen Lorigan at the 40-foot Dun Laoghaire Dublin - Dec 19th, 2015

Clodagh Byrne, Chess Grandmaster Alexander Baburin, Elena Lorigan and Concert Pianist Owen Lorigan at the 40-foot Dun Laoghaire Dublin – Dec 19th, 2015

If you have ever taken a dip in the Irish Sea in summer, then you will know how chilly it can be even then!  Suffice to say, in December its a whole lot colder as ChildFund staff members recently found out.  Our Deputy Executive Officer Elena Lorigan and colleague Clodagh Byrne gathered in Dun Laoghaire last Saturday for a pre-Christmas swim, and to remind people about our appeal to provide playground equipment for children in Uganda.  Joining Elena and Clodagh on the day were Concert Pianist Owen Lorigan, and Ireland’s only Chess Grandmaster Alexander Baburin.

Alex, Clodagh and Elena enjoy the balmy warmth of the Irish sea in December!

Alex, Clodagh and Elena enjoy the balmy warmth of the Irish sea in December!

Despite the challenging conditions everyone had a lot of fun and a sincere thank you must go to everyone who has already supported this great cause, and those who turned up to support us on the day.   There is still time to donate and to help us reach our target of €4,600 to help put a smile on children faces in Uganda.

Kids play in a Playground at a ChildFund ECD Centre in Fantale, Ethiopa

Children at play in a Playground at a ChildFund ECD Centre in Fantale, Ethiopa.  Our appeal aims to supply similar equipment to children in Uganda. 

You can read all about the Uganda appeal and find out how you can can help by visiting our direct action page:  http://www.childfund.ie/get-involved/direct-action/

If you would like to make a donation over the phone by card,  please ring  on 01 6762128.

Cheques or postal orders can be sent to us directly c/o ChildFund Ireland. 22 Windsor Place, Dublin 2 (Please mark your envelope as ‘Uganda School Appeal’).

If you wish to make a donation in person at your local bank you can do so by using the following method;

Electronic transfer from a bank account – the transfer description must contain your name. Please also email info@childfund.ie with the date you transferred the money, the amount and your contact details so we can track and receipt same.
Our details are as follows:

Bank: Bank of Ireland, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Account No: 68054267
Sort Code: 90-00-33
IBAN: IE50 BOFI 9000 3368 0542 67
BIC: BOFI IE 2D

Happy Christmas and thank you so much to all our sponsors for your continued support.

ChildFund Ireland

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