Going for a walk helps you feel good in yourself and improves your fitness. It is also good to know you are supporting your organisation through these tough times’, John Walsh (President) tells Sue Shaw CEO of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, as they launch their Sponsored Walk to raise funds.
ISCP like all organisations has suffered the loss of fundraising throughout the Pandemic. We are asking members, family, friends and indeed anyone who would like to support us to walk a minimum of 10 km over the month of April. We know many of our members like Mary from Naas will do 10 km in one day but for many others it can be 1km every other day. That way you will build up your fitness and sure if you want to do more, we will not complain! explains Sue Shaw CEO.
We thought that linking our fundraising to a fitness programme would offers benefits to the health of our members and support the financial health of organisation.
Our members and indeed most older people have observed the restrictions imposed throughout all levels and we know they are looking forward to getting out a little more, thanks to the Vaccine programme and the lifting of the 5km restriction.
ISCP rely on our fundraising events to support much of our work. Many older members are not as familiar with Internet use and assessing web sites, for information particularly in relation to Covid. We use the postal system a lot but this has increased considerably throughout the last 15 months and we have added in teleconferencing to maintain contact, hold group meetings and provide information now that in person meetings are no longer possible.
If you would like to walk for us or sponsor a walker, all Sponsorship, small or large is welcomed.
Please contact 083 8612179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org