There’s still time to get an application in for one of the final Tour de Picnic 2017 spots
All you need to do is commit to raising a minimum of €395 in sponsorship money for by cycling the 80km from Tallaght Stadium to Stradbally for Electric Picnic 2017.
Tour de Picnic is back for its ninth annual instalment and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Everyone is invited so sign up now for a €50 deposit, this secures your place on the cycle or run as well as your festival ticket. This is also counted towards your ultimate fund raising goal. Everyone must raise a minimum of €395.
Your participation in Tour de Picnic earns you:
- 1x Electric Picnic Ticket
- Officilal TDP jersey
- Snacks & Water
- Packed Lunch
- Burger & Beer on Arrival
- Baggage Transfer
- Return Bus Ticket
- Return Bike Transfer
- Full Support team all the way with clearly marked route!
- Making new friends!
And if you’re not up for an 80km cycle, maybe a 15km run is more your style? If so, you can sign up to run from Athy to Stradbally instead. You’ll be bussed down from Tallaght Stadium to Athy, but the rest is on you…
You can register now for Tour de Picnic 2017 at http://give2go.ie/event/706.
The charities set to benefit from Tour de Picnic are:
Headway is a lifeline to people in the community living with an acquired brain injury after a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). A brain injury is a sudden event which can affects peoples’ ability to return to work, maintain relationships and live independently. For some it affects the way they think and feel, how they talk to and relate to others, their memory, and how they experience the world. Each person’s brain injury affects them and their family in ways that are often difficult, life long and maybe not obvious to others. Headway’s specialist rehabilitation staff assist people to rebuild their skills and their confidence to get back to daily living, helping them and their families to get the most out of life after brain injury. We act as a lifeline to for people get back to living as independent a life as possible. Through our rehabilitation services nationwide, we seek to develop the vital life skills to support community integration. Without us, many who survive a stroke or an accident would be home based, without any structure to their day and their family members would be restricted as they may be caring for them.
ISPCC Childline is Ireland’s only 24-hour listening service and it seeks to empower and support children using telecommunications and information technology. Over 600,000 children and young people contacted the service last year with issues such as abuse and violence, exploitation, addiction and suicide. ISPCC Childline is the only organisation in Ireland providing unique 24 hour support services for children and young people through our Childline service. ISCC Childline receives the majority of its 2,300 calls and messages per day after 6pm each evening, when most other support services are closed.
THE JACK AND JILL FOUNDATION
For the past 19 years, Jack & Jill has provided home nursing care to over 2,000 children across Ireland (until their fourth birthday if they are fortunate enough to live that long) who are born with, or develop, brain damage. The Foundation also provides end-of-life care for all children who require it until their fourth birthday. Our service reaches every single county, providing home visits whether they are in Achill Island or Allihies, Errigal or Edenderry. The Foundation provides funding for home nursing care and draws from a pool of up to 700 nurses to deliver that care. We give parents a chance to grab some sleep, to do the shopping, to talk to their other children, to catch their breath in a frantic and tumultuous time. We raise €2.7 million each year because just 20% of our money comes from the State, and we don’t ever shake buckets, preferring instead to be involved with fundraising initiatives which are creative in their nature and inspiring to participate in.