Kayak Event – They Splashed Out for Rape Crisis North East
On a beautiful sunny August Saturday, a large group of volunteers from Viatris Ireland (our amazing sponsors), Poulaphouca Paddlers and Canoeing Ireland gathered at the Blessington Lakes for a Kayak fundraiser for Rape Crisis North East. It was a wonderful day of people coming together for a good cause and the atmosphere was electric. Music, bunting, food trucks, colourful kayaks and sparkling waters in brilliant sunshine set the tone of the day. Senator Erin McGreehan came to support our cause along with kayakers from all over the country. We would like to thank sincerely all those who sponsored our spot prizes, Paypal, Viatris, D Hotel Drogheda, Fairways Hotel Dundalk, Gardiners Apothecary Dundalk, Easons Book Shop Dundalk, Carmel Pinto and Leavy’s Pharmacy Dundalk.
We also need to thank the Avon for hosting event, the Ballymore Eustace Concert Bank, Brophy’s Bus Company for transporting us to and fro, RCNE volunteers, Charlo the Chief (Karl Clarke), Ireland AM for presenting prizes, Micheal Quinlan, ESB for donation and Andrea Corr for helping us to promote the event.
A special thanks to photographers Sean Brilly, Liz White, @mediapix and Chris Dennison for capturing the experience and atmosphere at our event.
None of it would have been possible without the support of the wonderful team at Viatris Healthcare who made this day a resounding success. Thank you Team Viatris so very sincerely from all at Rape Crisis North East.