Supporting community - down syndrome centre

Harvest Great Ireland Run

 

 This Sunday April 9th a team of seven people from Harvest will be taking part in the 10k Great run in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The team will be led by our Investment Director Terry Devitt who says that, in true military general style he will lead from behind. We are doing this in support of two amazing charities The Down Syndrome Centre which provides services-led centre for children with Down syndrome and their families and Fighting Words who provides free tutoring and mentoring in creative writing to children.

All contributions will be very welcome from €5 upwards-   Click Here

The Down Syndrome Centre was founded by Peter Gaw and his wife, Mary as a result of their frustration at not being able to access relevant services for their two youngest children, both of whom have Down syndrome.

The charity had been around for a few years and, in October 2014, were finally able to open the doors to Ireland’s first (and only) services-led centre for children with Down syndrome and their families.

Fighting Words provides free tutoring and mentoring in creative writing and related arts to as many children, young adults and adults with special needs as we can reach. Fighting Words programmes and workshops are delivered mainly by volunteer writing tutors. Fighting Words workshops are created and run by volunteers, including professional writers – novelists, screen-writers, journalists, poets – aspiring writers and students.

Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing. 94% of Fighting Words funding comes from private individuals and institutions and was was established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. Inspired by 826 National in the United States, Fighting Words is located on Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1.