Chris Samwise and Geraldine Gunning from Limerick Animal Welfare at the Limerick Festival of Kindness family fun day 2018 event on Bedford Row, Limerick. March 10, 2018. Picture: Sophie Goodwin/ilovelimerick
PHOTOS Limerick Festival of Kindness Family Fun Day 2018 Kick-Starts 4th Annual Festival of Kindness
The fourth annual Pay It Forward Kindness Festival kicked off with a free Family Fun Day on Bedford Row, Limerick. From 11 am to 2 pm there was face painting, children’s crafts, printmaking, animal petting, music, medical and physio consultations, kayaking on the River Shannon and more for all to enjoy.
The Festival of Kindness takes place in Limerick from March 10 – 17 with a number of free events and activities designed to highlight the kindness in every part of Limerick city.
From Sunday 11th to Friday 15t
Niamh Murphy, a member of Pay It Forward Board of Directors, explained the concept behind the Kindness Festival, “Pay It Forward harnesses the positive momentum and energy of carrying out kind acts. Our aim for the Kindness Festival is to create a ripple effect that will develop into a wave of kindness where people will continue to carry out acts of kindness for the duration of the festival and throughout the rest of the year.”
“We arranged a series of interactive experiential activities – where kids, families, people from all backgrounds could get involved and enjoy the opportunity to slow down, have the space to be together and embrace kindness,” she continued.
Pay It Forward Limerick is a community based, voluntary run, charitable, non-profit organis
PIFL do not fundraise but rely on the kindness of patronage and philanthropy. PIFL is without personal, political or religious agenda.
Being kind to one another acknowledges our own capacity for kindness and also has the benefit of ‘feeling good’ for both giver and receiver. In promoting kindness, PIFL hopes to change attitudes, build self-esteem and mental health resilience creating a sense of community cohesiveness.
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Pictures by Sophie Goodwin/ilovelimerick