Dublin, August 26th, 2015
ChildFund is both honoured and excited to be the Camogie Associations chosen charity partner. You can read the full text of the press release below including comments from our CEO Michael Kiely:
The Camogie Association is pleased to announce ChildFund Ireland as their chosen charity partner. ChildFund Ireland is an independent not-for-profit organisation working with children, families and communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
The Camogie Association and ChildFund Ireland, which is part of the International ChildFund Alliance, working in 56 countries supporting 15 million people worldwide, will work on a number of key initiatives focussing initially on the Dream Bike project.
Dream Bike will involve individuals and Camogie clubs nationwide, raising funds to support the cost of purchasing bikes for schoolchildren in the countries in which ChildFund work. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks; with Camogie clubs encouraged to support the project.
Inter-county Camogie stars, Mags D’Arcy (Wexford and ChildFund Ireland Ambassador), Aoife Murray (Cork), Down Camogie player Fionnuala Carr and Sarah Dervan of Galway joined with CEO of ChildFund Ireland Mick Kiely to announce the charity partnership.
Speaking about the charity announcement President of the Camogie Association, Catherine Neary said:
“I am delighted that the Camogie Association’s chosen charity partner is ChildFund. ChildFund has a long history of working within communities with children across the world. Both the Camogie Association and ChildFund are very much based in the community setting. The Dream Bike initiative provides us with the opportunity to support less advantaged children living in communities to attend school thereby making a major contribution to their education and a brighter future. This project will highlight what can be achieved when we work together.”
Speaking about the partnership Mick Kiely, CEO of ChildFund said:
“ChildFund are grateful to Catherine Neary, President of the Camogie Association for choosing our organisation as its charity partner of choice. The Dream Bike campaign will have an amazing positive effect on the lives of thousands of children in the developing world, all thanks to the Camogie Association and this partnership.”
“The idea of organic development through the bedrock of community is very much in line with ChildFund’s work in developing countries where we endeavour to empower children to progress in life,” added Kiely.