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Charity Art Auction in aid of the Intercultural Youth Programme and Gorta Self Help Africa

Charity Art Auction in aid of the Intercultural Youth Programme and Gorta Self Help Africa

A Charity Art Auction is being held in Shannon Rowing Club on Sunday, April 23 in aid of the Intercultural Youth Programme and Gorta Self Help Africa.

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Students of John the Baptist School Hospital who are partaking in the Zambia Intercultural Youth Programme

The event which will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm will feature a live auction beginning at 4, with wine and bites as well as works from a variety of talented and acclaimed artists. The event is being held at the Shannon rowing club which is based in the heart of Limerick City on Sarsfield Bridge which last year celebrated its 150-year history. Shannon rowing club is the oldest rowing club in Limerick City and with a backdrop od King Johns Castle, St Mary’s Cathedral and the magnificent Shannon river there would be no more suitable venue for this Charity Art Auction




The charity art auction will feature pieces from John Shinnors, Gillian Kenny Shinnors, Nuala O’Sullivan, Gerry O’Mahony, Robert Ryan, Dieter Blodau, Deirdre Power, Patrick Normoyle, Aine O’ Dwyer, Rachel Burke, Margaret Walsh and a signed book of works by Brendan Kennelly.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the Intercultural Youth Programme and Gorta Self Help Africa. The Intercultural Youth programme. The Zambia Intercultural Youth programme consists of 5 transition year students from John the Baptist School, Hospital, who will be travelling to Zambia in May with 2 teachers under the Alan Kerins Projects in Partnership with Gorta Self Help Africa.

As a group, these students need to raise funds to cover the cost of travel in order to make this trip. They also need to provide the charity with funding in order to make a significant social impact on the are they will be visiting

Gorta Self Help Africa’s goal is to “empower communities to shape their future”. Through raising these funds, the work will be able to continue at home for disabled children, help will be provided in local education and will contribute towards agricultural projects in the area, therefore, empowering local communities to self-sufficiency.

While this is a cash only event, all support will be greatly appreciated.

For more information on the Zambia Intercultural Youth Programme click here

Click here to donate to the Zambia Intercultural Youth Programme

For more information on Gorta Self Help Africa click here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.