Pay It Forward Kindness Festival 2018 Launched with Free Programme of Events

Festival of Kindness 2018

Pictured at the launch of Pay It Forward Kindness Festival 2018 at Chez le Fab, Arthurs Quay, was Anna Madigan, a student from Castletroy College. Details of the Festival were announced at a launch event in Chez le Fab, Arthurs Quay, today where Deputy Mayor Cllr Marian Hurley and members of the Board of Pay It Forward Limerick (PIFL) met volunteers and supporters of the festival. The Festival week will kick off with a Family Fun Day on Saturday 10th March on Bedford Row. From 11 am to 2 pm there will be face painting, children’s crafts, printmaking, animal petting, music, medical and physio consultations, kayaking on the River Shannon and a few more surprises for all to enjoy. Photo: Oisin McHugh/True Media

Pay It Forward Kindness Festival 2018 Launched with Free Programme of Events 

The fourth annual Pay It Forward Kindness Festival 2018 will take place in Limerick from 10th to the 17th of March with a number of free events and activities designed to highlight the kindness in every part of Limerick city.  Details of the Pay It Forward Kindness Festival 2018 were announced at a launch event in Chez le Fab, Arthurs Quay today where Deputy Mayor Cllr Marian Hurley, Vincent Cunnane, President of LIT and members of the Board of Pay It Forward Limerick (PIFL) met volunteers and supporters of the festival.

Pay It Forward Limerick is a community based, voluntary run, charitable, non-profit organisation working to promote Limerick as a city of kindness through policy, education and community initiatives. PIFL do not fundraise but rely on the kindness of patronage and philanthropy.  PIFL is without personal, political or religious agenda.

The Pay It Forward Kindness Festival 2018 week will kick off with a Family Fun Day on Saturday 10th March on Bedford Row. From 11 am to 2 pm there will be face painting, children’s crafts, printmaking, animal petting, music, medical and physio consultations, kayaking on the River Shannon and a few more surprises for all to enjoy.

Festival of Kindness 2018

Pictured at the launch of Pay It Forward Kindness Festival at Chez le Fab, Arthurs Quay were students from Castletroy College, Limerick. Photo: Oisin McHugh/True Media

From Sunday 11th to Friday 15th, Community Unity Days have been organised to encourage volunteers, local businesses and the people of Limerick to carry out intentional acts of kindness. This programme of activity will include little gestures such as children baking buns and delivering them to the unsung heroes of the community, handing out flowers on Mother’s Day, showing the Pay It Forward movie, free pampering and massage and talks at local schools.  People who receive these acts of kindness will then be encouraged to carry it on in return to someone else, creating the ripple effect.

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’ve arranged a series of interactive experiential activities – where kids, families, people from all backgrounds can get involved and enjoy the opportunity to slow down, have the space to be together and embrace kindness,” she continued.

For further information please contact Edwina Gore, Gore Communications, on 087 6295323.

More information on Pay It Forward Kindness Festival 2018

To download a programme or for further details on the Festival, go here.

For past stories on the Pay It Forward Kindness Festival, go here.

 

Photos: Ciara Maria Hayes/ilovelimerick

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