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Fundraising Events

There are regular events taking place around Ireland with an aim of raising vital funds to support Age Action's services.

In 2017, you can take part in a Women's Mini Marathon in June, play a part in Positive Ageing Week in October or join us on a special skydive with Skydive Ireland.

Follow the links below for more information on these fundraising events: 

Organise your own event

We would love if it you decided to take part in a fundraising event. But you can also hold a fundraiser of your own, such as a tea party, a coffee morning or a cake sale, and donate the proceeds to Age Action!

A good way to fundraise for Age Action is to sign up for everydayhero and nominate Age Action as your chosen charity.

If you have an idea for a fundraising event, would like to participate or help out with any of our fundraising events please call the fundraising office at 01-4756989.  

Church-gate collections

Church-gate collections are one of Age Action's most popular fundraisers and we organise collections at churches in various parts of the country on an ongoing basis.

We're always looking for volunteers to help out and if you have a couple of hours to spend on a Sunday morning you can help make a real difference.

If you'd like to know more, or you'd like to register your interest, you can contact us on fundraising@ageaction.ie or, for people in Munster, fundraisingcork@ageaction.ie.

Other ways you can help

Of course we understand that not everyone can run a marathon, but that isn’t the only way you can help.  You can drop into any of our charity shops to pick up some vintage bargains, If you would like to volunteer with our fundraising team please contact Rachel at volunteer@ageaction.ie

If you would like more information on how Age Action help you or a loved one, visit our How We Can Help pages here or call 01–4756989.

Contact the Fundraising team

For more information on our fundraising activities please contact our Fundraising team by post, phone, fax or email.

Age Action
10 Grattan Crescent
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 4756989
Fax: 01 4756011
Email: fundraising@ageaction.ie

Age Action South
Unit 14 Melbourne Business Park
Model Farm Road
Cork
Tel: 021 2067399
Email: fundraisingcork@ageaction.ie

Tax Relief on Donations

Are you interested in donating more than €250 in one calendar year? If so, you are eligible to tax relief on that donation.

Pension Inequality Firmly on the Election 2020 Campaign Agenda

Age Action joined the SIPTU led coalition of non-governmental organisations for the launch of the STOP67 campaign in Dublin today (Thursday, 23rd January) which aims to halt the increase of the state pension age for workers to 67 from next year in order to address inequalities in the pension system.

Speaking at the formal campaign launch in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin, SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley, said: “STOP67 is the SIPTU campaign to stop the increase of the state pension age to 67 on 1st January, 2021.

“SIPTU representatives are not surprised this is a major general election issue. We have been hearing from our members since the abolition of the transitional pension scheme in 2014 about the difficulties that the retirement gap has been causing for workers. This includes the absolute indignity of people coming up to 65 years of age who are expecting to get their pension and having to sign on the dole.”

National Women’s Council of Ireland Director, Orla O’Connor, said: “This is a core issue for women. Women rely on the state pension for the vast majority of their income in older age. So, anything that impacts on state pensions disproportionally impacts on women.”

Age Action Chief Executive, Paddy Connolly, said: “This campaign is not only about stopping the rise of the pension age to 67 but also the creation of a stakeholder forum which will consider issues such as finances, age discrimination and others that effect people in their retirement.”

Active Retirement Ireland chief executive, Maureen Kavanagh, said: “Ireland has the youngest population but the highest prospective retirement age in the EU. We are not under the demographic pressure of other countries. Retirement is a great part of life but it has to be voluntary, flexible and appropriate. We can’t force people out of a job that they love, or to stay in their job.”

SIPTU General Secretary, Joe Cunningham, called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to make clear their position on the pensions issue.

He added: “All the other political parties are supporting the ‘STOP67’ campaign. The big two parties must make their position clear.”