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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.

Age Action Calls for €9 per week Rise In Old Age Pension in Budget 2020

Organisation also proposes that Government commission research on the Cost of Ageing to ensure policy meets needs of ageing population

Age Action, the advocacy organisation for older people, has called for the state’s Old Age Pension to increase by €9 per week in Budget 2020. The call was made at today’s Pre-Budget Forum, which is being organised by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and is being held in Dublin Castle’s Conference Centre.

Celine Clarke, Age Action’s Head of Advocacy and Communications, said that a €9 increase in the weekly Old Age Pension would be a key step in building towards the Government’s own commitment that the pension should be set at 35% of average weekly earnings.

“The National Pensions Framework was published almost 10 years ago and it committed the Government to benchmarking the Old Age Pension at 35% of average weekly earnings. In order to move the current pension payment towards the delivery of that target, we are calling on the Government to increase the weekly pension payment by €9,” Celine Clarke said.

Ms Clarke provided additional context to Age Action’s call for a €9 per week pension rise, when she explained that in 2009, the weekly income for pensioners depending on the State – when all the benefits were added together – was €265.44, this year it’s €273.63 – only €7.89 higher than it was higher than it was 10 years ago. 

“While pensions have increased by a welcome €5 per week over the last few years, there is no clear and transparent formula informing these increases, and Ireland is also unusual in setting the pension rate in the budget every year. Age Action is urging the Government to consider applying a triple lock formula for pension increases – namely, guaranteeing that the basic State pension will rise by a minimum of either 2.5%, the rate of inflation or average earnings growth, whichever is the larger.”

In addition to the proposals on pension increases, Age Action is also calling for:

  • The commissioning of research by Government on the Cost of Ageing to inform the development of policy so that the country can meet the needs of our ageing population – a similar exercise has been carried out in relation to the Cost of Disability;
  • Increase the income threshold for all means-tested benefits in line with increases to the Old Age Pension and secondary benefits;
  • Increase the Living Alone Allowance by €5 per week;
  • Increase the Fuel Allowance rate by €2.35 and reintroduce a 32-week payment period.

Pre-Budget Submission to Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

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