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4 Sep 2017 State Street hosts Make-A-Wish charity abseil on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay »

State Street hosts Make-A-Wish charity abseil on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Make-A-Wish Ireland held its second Rope for Hope event on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin, with participants abseiling 115 feet down the side of the State Street building. Staff from a range of companies accepted the challenge, with participants fundraising a minimum of €1,000, which helps to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Pictured is Ann Prendergast, Managing Director, Head of State Street Global Advisors Ireland, whose organisation matched the funds raised by each of its participants. Photo: Shane O’Neill Photography.

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4 Aug 2017 Children’s charity Barretstown launches Barretstown Reconnect campaign for August »

Children’s charity Barretstown launches Barretstown Reconnect campaign for August

  71% of Irish adults say that ‘play’ helped them make friends and build relationships during their childhood 90% feel children should have more freedom to play and 69% believe there is too much emphasis on ‘organised play’ for children today Children’s charity Barretstown encourages adults to reconnect with their childhood this August through a new play-inspired campaign Seven in 10 (71%) Irish adults say that play helped them to make friends and build relationships during their childhood. This, along with developing their imagination (71%), was noted as the primary role of play during childhood, according to new research published...

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