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Thelma & Louise Back to School Fundraiser






Thelma_Louises_Limerick_Back_to_school_fundraiser_19Thelma & Louise’s Back to School Party at Clohessys/Sinbin is in aid of Self Help Africa and their mission is to eradicate poverty and hunger by providing rural African communities with the opportunities to market and sell their produce. Self Help Africa will be 30 years old next year and was set up in 1984 to after the famine in Ethiopia. It’s CEO is Ray Jordan from Limerick





The Great Ethiopian Run is the largest road race in Africa with almost 40,000 people taking part. My trip to Ethiopia will be with a group of 30, and will include visit to Orphanages, cultural nights, taking part in the run, and visits to Self Help Africa projects where I will get to see how my fundraising impacts on African Families there. The average wage is 13€ a month.



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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.

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