Cork Foundation launches Friends of the Foundation campaign

Pádraic Vallely, CEO, Cork Foundation with Richard Moran, Down Syndrome Cork/Field of Dreams, pictured at The Cork Foundation Coffee Morning at Dukes Coffee in City Gate Mahon. Picture: Michael O'Sullivan/OSM Photo

The Cork Foundation who’s aim is to connect Cork people globally to help Cork people locally are excited to announce the launch of their Friends of the Foundation campaign. This campaign is designed to allow those with a keen interest in Cork past, present and future to engage and give back to the Cork Foundation simply by texting FRIEND to 50300 and donating just €4.

To celebrate the launch of this campaign, Dukes coffee kindly hosted the Cork Foundation in a fundraising drive on Friday 7th June raising awareness and fundraising for projects in Cork City and County. Over €500 was raised on the day.

The aim of this campaign is to get people active and talking about the importance of social enterprises for the community. Our key aim is to get people giving and by texting FRIEND to 50300 , a €4 donation will be given to social enterprises projects across the county” said Chairperson Cork Foundation Aine Collins.

Recent beneficiaries include Cork Life Centre, who offer an alternative learning for young people who find themselves outside of main stream education. Cork Life centre recently received €120,000 to help deliver services for the people of Cork.

Cork Foundation recently supported Field of Dreams which is a horticulture centre for adults with Down Syndrome. These among others are Heroes for the Cork Foundation and we want to continue supporting worthy projects in Cork.

All the funds raised by the Friends of the Foundation campaign will go towards supporting social enterprises in the community.

CEO of the Cork Foundation, Padraic Vallely, says ” All the funds raised by the Friends of the Foundation campaign will go towards supporting social enterprises in the community. We want the Cork community to give back and we would like to say thank you to Dukes coffee for hosting this event. We are calling on other buisness to get involved, get active and become friends of the foundation by hosting and running events, and giving back to Cork.”

To become a Friend of the Foundation:

  • Text ‘ FRIEND” to 50300 and a donation of €4 will go to the supporting social enterprise in Cork or alternatively you can give a donation

All are welcome. For any further information please see contact information below or alternatively log on to www.corkfoundation.com

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