Pictured: Students of St Paul’s Primary School last week, the first school to come on board with the Irish Red Cross in Limerick fundraising appeal.
The Irish Red Cross in Limerick appeals to Limerick schools in the city and county, seeking their assistance to to raise much-needed funds by running an event such as a colours day to support the work it does both at home and abroad.
Without the assistance of its donors the organisation could not provide the services that our communities need. All of the funds raised will be used to support both the Irish Red Cross Migration Crisis Appeal and the Irish Red Cross work in Limerick, with 50% of the funds raised allocated to each.
In Limerick, the Irish Red Cross has over 600 members throughout the city and county who contribute over 10,000 hours voluntary service every year. This includes an extensive youth development programme which caters for 200 young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. The volunteers support their local communities by providing first aid and ambulance cover for a wide range of sporting, social and community events and by being ready to respond in times of need.
In 2014 it provided emergency assistance to Limerick communities affected by the severe flooding and storms, during the initial response and in the aftermath during the recovery phase. All of our services in Limerick are provided by volunteers who give of their time freely and without reward.
The Red Cross abides by its 7 principles – Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality and offers a range of services including first aid and ambulance cover at events, first aid training, youth activities and health and social care.
The Red Cross Training Centre is located at 58 Henry Street Limerick. You can contact the centre at 061 468417, or e-mail them at [email protected]
Visit the Irish Red Cross in Limerick website here
Read more about the Limerick Red Cross here