Our Charities of the Year for 2021-2022
Charitable work is a core value of The Girls’ Brigade Ireland. As such, our programmes help girls to develop kindness and understanding. Our Annual Charities of the Year initiative is an important part of this. It helps girls to learn about the different challenges and experiences that people may face in life. Even more than this, they learn how they can make a difference to someone’s life. Through fundraising or volunteering for our chosen annual charities, they can see the impact of their actions.
Down Syndrome Centre
The Down Syndrome Centre is the first service-led facility of its kind in Ireland. Its main function is to provide vital services to children with Down syndrome aged 18 and under. They also have a huge focus on families. The centre is a place for parents to meet, get information and advice, make friends, build support networks and communities. Over 200 children attend their services every week.
We are delighted to select the Down Syndrome Centre as one of our Annual Charities of the Year for 2021-2022. This charity was close to the heart of our former Vice-President Carol Fox. Carol sadly passed away in 2019 but her memory and her impact on The Girls’ Brigade Ireland remain. For this reason, we will make our donations in her memory and she will be in our thoughts throughout the year.
Find out more at downsyndromecentre.ie
Irish Cancer Society
The Irish Cancer Society is a community of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care professionals and researchers. Together they are working to transform the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer. They achieve this through advocacy, support services and research.
We are pleased to highlight the Irish Cancer Society though our Annual Charities of the Year initiative for 2021-2022. This is a charity that is close to the heart of many of our members. In particular, we remember GB Officer Avril Watters who passed away due to cancer in 2019. As such, we are proud to remember her through our donations this year.
Find out more at cancer.ie