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Become a Community Change Maker Through Regular Donation Support  

Inishowen social enterprise Spraoi agus Spórt are today launching a new friends and family giving programme. ‘Cairde Connect’ will enable the award-winning organisation to better support children, young people and families of all abilities to reach their full potential.  

The new committed giving programme lets people in the region and beyond support Spraoi agus Spórt on an ongoing basis. Monthly donations through Cairde Connect will help them operate a wide range of family and community programmes and projects. It presents an opportunity to invest in a vibrant and inclusive community where every individual and family thrives, and rural regeneration flourishes.  

With the generous support, Spraoi agus Spórt will continue to work to address disadvantage, strengthen their community, promote inclusion and enhance opportunities in this region. Cairde Connect represents a commitment to collective well-being, recognising the vital role of friends, community, and shared connections in fostering positive change.  

“With your support, we can change lives,” says Patricia Lee, Chairperson of Spraoi agus Spórt. “We have big plans for the future, and we need your help to make them happen.” 

Last year alone, Spraoi agus Spórt services were used over 3,300 times by children aged six and under. From their Carndonagh base, the social enterprise provided over 2,350 hours of Special Needs Assistant support to enable children and young people with disabilities take part in their summer camps. More than 220 young people increased their digital literacy through the Digital Creative Lab, which also visited 17 National Schools and two Second Level Schools. 

Patricia says regular donations will help make all their activities and programmes more sustainable. “We constantly invest in our community, not just by providing services but also through job creation. We are actively increasing the visibility of Carndonagh and Inishowen on a national stage with the Digital Atlantic Economic Corridor project through CoWork Plus.  

“We are contributing to the circular economy and sustainability in our community, through our new Síoraí shops and our circular economy hub. And we are attracting major funding into Carndonagh, through bigger capital projects like our planned Child and Family Hub and the Tus Nua town regeneration programme.”  

Cairde Connect enables the Spraoi agus Spórt community and supporters to make a lasting impact by becoming regular donors. “We are ideally seeking monthly donations of €21 or more per month,” explains Patricia. “This allows us to claim the tax back on these funds, at no cost to the donor. But we will welcome any and all commitments people can afford to make. 

“At Spraoi agus Sport we know and appreciate the role of our friends, our community, and our mutual connections. Together, we can connect people and improve and enhance all aspects of our community.” 

For more information about Cairde Connect, please visit spraoiagussport.ie/cairde-connect  

To donate to Spraoi agus Spórt, please visit spraoiagussport.ie/donation