Submitted on Wednesday, 8 January 2014

S.H.A.R.E. will continue the good work at its 7 housing complexes and Day Care Centre thanks to the support received for its recent fast and fundraising campaign.

 Michael McGrath, the 17-year year old Chairman of the SHARE Student Executive  which is responsible for running the annual SHARE campaign, had this to say in relation to the Christmas 2013 campaign:  ‘The 44th year of the annual S.H.A.R.E (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly) Christmas Campaign drew to a close on Christmas Eve and, thanks to the generosity of the people of Cork, the SHARE residents can look forward to 2014 with confidence and feel secure in their well-maintained homes in the year ahead.  People really responded well to our campaign as they can see for themselves the facilities that are there. There were almost 1,800 of us from 20 Cork schools out there this year and many of those who came up to talk to us to give their donations encouraged us and appreciated our efforts in the awful weather.  This was a great boost and kept us going in the unpleasant conditions.  I suppose everyone has a grá for SHARE as they know someone who has been a SHARE boy or girl over the years and know our work with the elderly’ .

Submitted on Wednesday, 8 January 2014

~This year make a resolution that is easy to keep and give your time to help find a cure for Cancer. 

The beginning of a new year is a reflective time when many people pledge to make a change aiming to be, feel or do better in the year ahead!  While there are so many positive things to look forward to, the sad reality is that; for as many as 35,000 people, 2014 will be the year they are blind-sided by a Cancer diagnosis. Thanks to Cancer research, most will survive but tragically 8,500 people will lose their fight because the cure to save their lives has not yet been developed.

The most popular New Year’s resolutions often include losing weight, getting fit, reducing stress, travelling to new places, learning new skills and meeting new people. We've all made or heard others make New Year's resolutions that they just don’t keep. So this year Breakthrough Cancer Research, a charity which funds the development of new treatments for cancer, is calling on people to make a resolution with a difference and that they will be driven to keep.

Submitted on Friday, 20 December 2013

Afternoon Tea In aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research at The Clarion Hotel Cork.

Are you searching for something special for your mom, sister, daughter or female best friend this Christmas?  Why not treat them to tickets to the annual ‘Women’s Little Christmas’ Afternoon Tea event in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research, which takes place at The Clarion Hotel Cork City on Sunday January 5th from 2-6pm?  

Tickets to the fabulous event, which is now in its third year, cost only €30 and sell out rapidly.  Your ticket will include a drinks reception on arrival, a sumptuous Afternoon Tea (of finger sandwiches, fruit scones with jam, clotted cream and butter, and a variety of cakes and patisseries), makeovers and style advice, pampering, boutique market stalls, goody bags for all and a Best Dressed Ladies competition!  Not only that but there will be a fashion parade of some of Munster’s top boutiques with ‘real people’ from the media, business community and general public.

Women’s Little Christmas is a fabulous excuse to catch up with the girls, so make sure you take part in this annual tradition that is one of Cork’s oldest customs – we’re still overworked and underappreciated, aren’t we?

Submitted on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

3D Christmas Gatsby Projection to light up Cork for the 12 Days of Christmas

From December 12th to December 23rd a dazzling 3D Christmas projection will illuminate the facade of Brown Thomas on Patrick Street as part of Glow, A Cork Celebration, presented by Cork City Council.

Submitted on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The good work goes on as the boys and girls of SHARE launch Christmas Campaign for 2013.

 SHARE (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly), the organisation for the care of Cork’s elderly, launches its traditional fast and fundraising campaign at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork, (near Grand Parade), on Sunday next, 15th December 2013.  It is the 44th year in which 1,800 fourth and fifth-year students from 20 schools rally round to raise funds for SHARE, the only campaign it undertakes throughout the year.

 From the start in 1970 the girls and boys of SHARE who fundraise on the streets at this time every year have all been volunteers and every euro collected goes to support the elderly.”

 ‘We are excited to take up this annual tradition; it is almost like a rite of passage for Cork’s young people. We are of course mindful that this year will be another challenging year for us, and for people generally’ said 17 year old Michael McGrath, Chairman of the SHARE Executive (a group of 56 young students tasked with steering the initiative). ‘We know people have had to tighten their belts yet again this year but we feel confident that we can rely on the people of Cork, who have always shown immense generosity and open heartedness when it comes to SHARE – they know that this Christmas campaign is our one and only fundraiser, they know the older people of Cork need support services more than most, and they always support us’ he said.