Can you help us?
We need your help!
With your on- going support we intend to support all parents and families in Ireland that need support, counselling and guidance when a child dies suddenly or unexpectedly. Through understanding their grieving process and receiving help in dealing with bereavement from appropriately trained professionals, families can learn to live with their grief and begin rebuilding their lives.
That is why FirstLight are here.
There are plenty of ways that you can help support our fundraising events!
Please download our Fundraising Booklet for ideas and inspiration! – Fundraise for FirstLight
Every effort you make will raise funds to help make an incredible difference to parents and families that need our support!
Community Fundraising Groups
Community Fundraising Groups are a fantastic way to support FirstLight.
There are various ways that you could help FirstLight:
- Place and maintain FirstLight Counter Top boxes in your local area – each box is worth €200 over 12 months
- Hold church gate collections for FirstLight – each church gate could yield €150
- Hold an annual collection day at your local super market – each day could yield €1,000
- Organise a mini marathon team to train and take part in the various mini marathons around the country – each runner/walker could yield €70 for FirstLight
These community fundraising activities led by our Community Fundraising Groups would be supported by the FirstLight Office providing administrative, merchandise and encouragement to get the most out of your community fundraising choices for FirstLight.
To be involved in a Community Fundraising Group, you do not need any specific experience.
We need people who are enthusiastic, reliable and have a passion for supporting FirstLight. YOU!
Please click here to download your PDF guide to How to organise a Community Fundraising Event.
Being involved in Fundraising has many benefits:
- Utilise your talents
- Learn new skills
- Meet like-minded individuals
- Raise awareness in your community of FirstLight
- Raising money for FirstLight
- Have some fun!
Start a group with friends and family
Groups that are started by friends are very successful. All you need is three or four friends (or more!) who could start the group with you. You get to have fun, raise money for FirstLight and it’s a good excuse to spend more time with your friends! So, if you and your friends can spare a few hours a month and would like to spend more time together for a good cause, why not start a Community Fundraising Group for FirstLight?
Start a group with other volunteers in your area
If you would like to start a group in your area and would like our help to recruit more fundraising volunteers please get in touch. If there are enough fundraising volunteers in your area to start a group then we’ll have a meeting.
If you’d like to enquire about Community Fundraising contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 018732711
How Can You Help?
FirstLight offers support and information, and promotes research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained deaths of infants and children. With your continued support we can continue to provide our services for free across Ireland.