Pound the Pavements

Description

Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in association with LMFM is holding a Fundraising Event called Pound the Pavements to raise vital funds for the Branch.

Pound the Pavements runs from 10 – 30 June 2021 and the funds raised will go directly towards our vital education programmes provided to our members in the Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, including our early intervention and adult education programmes.

How to Register

You can register for the Event on myrunresults.

There will also be an option to donate further or to set up an iDonate page for the event to raise funds for the Branch.

When you register, there is also the chance to purchase optional merchandise for the event.

 

What are we doing?

We are asking friends, family and members of the local communities across Louth and Meath to join us in our virtual summer event – Pound the Pavements – to help raise much needed funds for DSI’s Louth Meath Branch.

When is this happening?

Over 21 days from 10th – 30th (inclusive) June 2021

Who can take part?

We are inviting all family, friends – at home and overseas – as well as members of our local communities across Louth and Meath to take part in this virtual event.

Dress up in purple and green and help us create a sea of walkers and runners across every town, village and road in Louth and Meath to Pound the Pavements over 21 km for the local Louth Meath Branch.

How can you take part?

This is a virtual event. Walk or run – you decide. The activity and pace for this event is entirely up to you. The goal is simply to have fun and reach 21km over 21 days. How you do it is up to you!!

Why 21km over 3 weeks?

Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21, hence the 21km.  Babies with Down Syndrome are born with 3 copies of chromosome 21 (rather than the usual two), hence the 3 weeks/ 21 days!

Cost of the event?

€10 for an individual

€20 for a family

There will also be an option to donate further when you register or an option to set up an iDonate page to raise funds.

We would love to hear about your progress.  Join us on our virtual challenge social media groups, connect with fellow participants, share your photos and stories on how you are progressing.

  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/downsyndromeirelandlouthmeathbranch/
  • Instagram: @louthmeathds
  • Twitter: @louthmeathds
  • Website: https://dsilmb.ie/

Pound the Pavements

Description

Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in association with LMFM is holding a Fundraising Event called Pound the Pavements to raise vital funds for the Branch.

Pound the Pavements runs from 10 – 30 June 2021 and the funds raised will go directly towards our vital education programmes provided to our members in the Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, including our early intervention and adult education programmes.

How to Register

You can register for the Event on myrunresults.

There will also be an option to donate further or to set up an iDonate page for the event to raise funds for the Branch.

When you register, there is also the chance to purchase optional merchandise for the event.

What are we doing?

We are asking friends, family and members of the local communities across Louth and Meath to join us in our virtual summer event – Pound the Pavements – to help raise much needed funds for DSI’s Louth Meath Branch.

When is this happening?

Over 21 days from 10th – 30th (inclusive) June 2021

Who can take part?

We are inviting all family, friends – at home and overseas – as well as members of our local communities across Louth and Meath to take part in this virtual event.

Dress up in purple and green and help us create a sea of walkers and runners across every town, village and road in Louth and Meath to Pound the Pavements over 21 km for the local Louth Meath Branch.

How can you take part?

This is a virtual event. Walk or run – you decide. The activity and pace for this event is entirely up to you. The goal is simply to have fun and reach 21km over 21 days. How you do it is up to you!!

Why 21km over 3 weeks?

Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21, hence the 21km.  Babies with Down Syndrome are born with 3 copies of chromosome 21 (rather than the usual two), hence the 3 weeks/ 21 days!

Cost of the event?

€10 for an individual

€20 for a family

There will also be an option to donate further when you register or an option to set up an iDonate page to raise funds.

We would love to hear about your progress.  Join us on our virtual challenge social media groups, connect with fellow participants, share your photos and stories on how you are progressing.

  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/downsyndromeirelandlouthmeathbranch/
  • Instagram: @louthmeathds
  • Twitter: @louthmeathds
  • Website: https://dsilmb.ie/

Episode 6 of ‘Songs In The Quay Of Life with SJ McArdle

On Wednesday 27th January at 8pm the Spirit Store premiere Episode 6 of ‘Songs In The Quay Of Life’, with SJ McArdle on our youtube channel, https://youtube.com/channel/UCS4KzZoWuiSHHujDVGF2QhA.

This truly special performance features Carol Keogh, Brendan McCreanor & Barry Kieran and Trevor Hutchinson.
Stephen’s chosen charity is DownSyndrome LouthMeath.
Any donations will be greatly received at iDonate link: https://www.idonate.ie/976_down-syndrome-louth-meath…
Once again we would like to thank the help we recieved from the Live Venue Collective and all the support from Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Catherine Martin T.D.
‘SJ McArdle presents songs from his song cycle Port and forthcoming album with a stellar cast of musicians including Carol Keogh (Plague Monkeys, Autamata), brendan McCreanor and Barry Kieran (Kern) and Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys, Lúnasa).

The songs draw on the stories and characters of Drogheda’s ancient Port and were written and researched during SJ’s tenure as Artist In Association at Droichead Arts Centre. These stories of shipwrecks, sea captains, dockworkers, prostitutes and customs officers are brought vividly to life by SJ and Carol Keogh (who Tony Clayton-Lea has called “one of the most unfairly overlooked vocalists of her generation”) with a supporting cast which includes uilleann piper Brendan McCreanor and fiddler Barry Kieran (both from Louth folk heroes Kern) as well as Lúnasa and Waterboys double bass player Trevor Hutchinson, who has also produced the album.’

VHI VIRTUAL WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON

VHI VIRTUAL WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON
Starting  1st October 2020
The VHI Mini Marathon has gone virtual this year and is based around #ThePowerof10.
The challenge is to walk, run or jog 10km in your own time, in your own way over 10 days between the 1st – 10th October AND to be a part of raising €10 million to positively impact charities in Ireland.
Entries for this fantastic virtual event are OPEN and you can register with the event organisers, visit https://bit.ly/VhiWMM__Virtual
If you would like to Run and raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch please contact the Branch on secretarydslm@gmail.com. Sponsorship Cards and or T Shirts are available on request.
which you can share across your social media and make it easy for family, friends and colleagues to support your fundraising efforts. With iDonate your sponsorship money will be lodged directly into Down Syndrome Ireland louth Meath’s bank account, making life that much easier for you.

12 hour Bike Ride-Sli na hOibre

Derek and Ian Primrose are taking on a wee challenge this August to raise much needed funds for two amazing local charities – Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath. They are cycling the new Slí na hOibre route in Nobber, continuously for 12-hours on Saturday August 29th starting at 7am!

As part of the event there will also be a bake sale starting at 11am on the day on the platform at the old Nobber Railway Station on the Slí na hOibre route!

Derek and Ian had originally planned to complete a 48-hour 4 Peaks Challenge this year however due to the Covid-19 restrictions this had to be postponed until 2021. They wanted to complete a challenge in recognition of the donations already received (a huge thank you to everyone who already donated to this 🙂) as part of the 4 Peaks fundraiser this year and hopefully raise some additional funds for these amazing charities!!

As I’m sure many of you are aware, Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath both provide much needed support and services to people in our local community. The services and support they make available make a big difference to the lives of those who benefit from them and every donation, no matter how small, helps to enable them to continue to operate. We would be very grateful for your help in making this fundraising effort a big success!!

If you would like to support our fundraiser for these very worthy causes you can do so online (details below) or alternatively you can contribute in person 🙂

You can donate online via the following GoFundMe page:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/derek-amp-ian-primrose039s-12hr-sli-na-hoibre-cycle

All funds raised will be split equally between Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath.

So please come out on August 29th and lend us your support, join in for a few laps (if you like!!) and grab some tasty treats from the bake sale too!!

Drogheda Motor Show 2020

AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR. AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT.

Drogheda Motor Show are supporting our Branch Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath and the Malta Services Drogheda this year as part of the Drogheda Motor Show 2020

They may not be able to host the motor show event on Laurence Street this year but they are going to take the opportunity to celebrate what has been an amazing 10 years of the Drogheda Motor Show!

Save the date: Saturday evening 25th July from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, live from the Droichead Arts Centre and be sure to join us from the comfort of your couch for some exceptional local entertainment and chat…

www.BrandNewDrive.ie

Hoedown for World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

A Hoedown in  celebration for World Down Syndrome Day on the 20th March in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan t 8.30pm

Hoedown Tickets are €20 each / €50 for 3 (family ticket).

We have a live band with guest singers

Ray Murtagh, 

Leah Barniville, 

Seanie Vaughan, 

Amy Rigney, 

Frank Foley, 

Eddie Quinn,  

Nigel Connell,

Leah Kirwan & Cian McKeever.

Tickets can be purchased from the Branch from Brendan on 083 8972044 or by email secretarydslm@gmail.com or any Committee member.

Grab your Stetson’s & come along.

It is a fantastic line up and we would love to see you on the night.

4 Peak Challenge

A big Thank you to Derek & Ian Primrose for choosing our Branch as part of their fabulous Fundraiser.

If you would like to support the fundraiser for these very worthy causes you can do so online (details below) or alternatively you can contribute in person 🙂

You can donate online via the following GoFundMe page:
https://ie.gofundme.com/f/derek-amp-ian-primrose039s-48hr-4

All funds raised will be split equally between Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath.

Derek and Ian are taking on a bit of a challenge this June to raise much needed funds for two brilliant local charities – Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath. They are hiking the highest peak in each province in Ireland in just 48-hours!

As I’m sure many of you are aware, Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath both provide much needed support and services to people in our local community. The services and support they make available make a big difference to the lives of those who benefit from them and every donation, no matter how small, helps to enable them to continue to operate. We would be very grateful for your help in making this fundraising effort a big success!!

If you would like to support our fundraiser for these very worthy causes you can do so online (details below) or alternatively you can contribute in person 🙂

ROCK YOUR SOCKS

Down Syndrome Louth Meath Branch (DSLMB) are delighted to announce ROCK YOUR SOCKS fundraising event on Friday 20th March with primary schools throughout Louth and Meath.  This coincides with World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March which celebrates the uniqueness of triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

Schools taking part in the ROCK YOUR SOCKS fundraiser will be entered into a prize draw for some great prizes

  • School website design, valued at €2,500, sponsored by Matrix Internet
  • €500 school tour voucher for Carlingford Adventure Centre
  • Birthday party at JUSTBFIT for 15 children
  • Library book bundles courtesy of Scholastic
  • Family Stadium pass for Croke Park

If your school is interested in taking part or you would like to make a donation go to https://dsilmb.ie for more information or contact Yvonne rockyoursocksdslm@gmail.com