Support us at work
Your company could have a huge impact on our work to provide crisis intervention and free professional counselling services throughout Ireland to bereaved parents and family members who have suddenly lost a child up to 18 years. Companies often choose to support FirstLight when a staff member or client has been affected by the sudden loss of a child. This can be a wonderful tribute and demonstration of support.
We work with companies who believe in our values and want to make a difference in their community. By partnering with FirstLight, you will be aligning with an incredibly well-loved and inspiring charity, and our cause will motivate and unite your staff.
There are a number of different ways you and your organisation can work with FirstLight. Interested? Get in touch with our Fundraising Department on 01-8732711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity of the Year Partnerships
Having a ‘Charity of the Year’ helps your company stand out as a responsible and ethical choice for consumers. More companies are choosing to commit to supporting charities long-term, rather than ad hoc, as they see the benefits of embedding the partnership within the culture of the company. Staff and customers develop a passion for the cause as they see the life-changing difference their fundraising efforts make over the long term.
Staff Fundraising is a fantastic way to motivate your employees and strengthen your brand, all while making a vital contribution to our work. Whether you’re a keen runner, expert baker or just looking for a great team-building activity – we have something for everyone! Plus, as a small charity, we provide a personal touch to every Employee Fundraising Partnership.
We are extremely proud of our event portfolio and are pleased to offer a range of sponsorship opportunities to brands and businesses. If you would like to take advantage of our sponsorship opportunities or find out more, then get in touch with our Fundraising Team
Gifts in Kind
We are always looking for products, services and professional advice to enable us to continue to grow as a charity and allocate our resources efficiently. We can provide many opportunities for your generous support to be acknowledged and showcased to your customers and clients.
17 March 2022Mullingar Half Marathon 2022
The Aon Mullingar Half Marathon is an annual event in the heart of the Midlands, with the next event on Thursday, 17 March 2022. This flat course is ideal for a first half marathon or to achieve a PB. Starting in the town center, the route runs out to the countryside, along the Royal Canal and back to the Mullingar Town Park to the finish line. For further details: www.mullingarhalfmarathon.comMullingar
1 May 2022The Great Limerick Run 2022
The Great Limerick Run is back on Sunday, 1 May 2022 over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2022 with a distance for everybody. It is the biggest mass participation sporting event outside Dublin. Choose from a marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon, a 20 mile or a 6-mile event. For further details: www.greatlimerickrun.comLimerick
5 June 2022Cork City Marathon 2022
The Cork City Marathon is back on Sunday, 5 June 2022 with a Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay event. The course takes you through the beautiful and unique streetscapes of Cork City and suburbs. The full marathon distance can be competed as a team relay event for 2-5 people. For further details: www.corkcitymarathon.ieCork City
19 June 2022Mile in Memory Walk 2022
FirstLight’s annual Mile in Memory Remembrance Walk will take place on Father’s Day Sunday June 19th nationwide. If you would like to host a walk in your area please email email@example.com or phone 01-8732711.Nationwide
15 June 2022VHI Women’s Mini Marathon
The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world. In 2020, due to Covid 19, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon went virtual for the first time. The event took place in October 2020 and attracted over 22,000 entrants from all over the world and again in 2021. The hope for 2022 would be to host the event in public once again COVID-19 restrictions permitting. For further details: www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ieDublin
9 October 2022Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022
Baby Loss Awareness Week is held annually from 9th to 15th October. An annual collaboration between more than 60 charities across the UK and Ireland, Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced sudden loss of a child. For further details: www.babyloss-awareness.orgGlobal
15 October 2022Global Wave of Light 2022
Please join FirstLight for the Global Wave of Light Saturday October 15 at 7pm. Baby Loss Awareness Week finishes each year on October 15 with the global Wave of Light’. October 15 is also International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and is recognised across the world and we would like to invite you to join with other families across the world and take part in the global Wave of Light’. Simply light a candle at 7pm local time and leave it burning for at least 1 hour to join us in remembering all babies that have died too soon. For further details: www.babyloss-awareness.orgGlobal
30 October 2022Irish Life Dublin Marathon 2022
By the time the next Dublin Marathon comes around on Sunday October 30th, it will have been three years since the race took place. The entry number is capped at 25,000 and everyone who signed up to the 2020 edition had the option to either keep their spot until the race returns to the streets, or get a full refund. Very few took the refund. The Dublin Marathon – has also announced Irish Life as its new title sponsor. For further details visit: www.irishlifedublinmarathon.ieDublin