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Corporate Fundraising

Benefits for a Sponsor

Age Action has an excellent record at providing a quality package to sponsors of our programmes. Our dedicated staff members will work with you to ensure that your business receives all of the public recognition and benefits that it deserves for any contribution to our work.

Corporate Fundraising

Benefits for sponsors include: 

  • Title sponsorship of a programme
  • Various packages of advertising space in our magazines and on our website
  • An opportunity to have an information stand at selected Age Action events

Our vision is to have a mutually beneficial partnership between a sponsor and Age Action. Ultimately the biggest beneficiaries will be the older people that are assisted by our services and programmes.

If you would like more information on working with Age Action as a Corporate Partner please contact Daragh Matthews at fundraising@ageaction.ie or via the postal address or phone details below.

Age Action Ireland
10 Grattan Crescent
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 475 6989
 

Meet our current corporate partners

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland has been a strong supporter of Age Action for many years, supporting our Getting Started Programme and sponsoring Positive Ageing Week. This year they have also chosen us as one of their Flagship Charities for 2017/18.

They remain our sponsor for Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week in 2018 and hundreds of their staff have already been actively involved in making a positive impact on the lives of our clients through initiatives like the Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz.   

This support for Age Action demonstrates Bank of Ireland’s strong commitment to  supporting older people to remain active in their communities and to stay connected and is a huge opportunity for Age Action to raise funds and awareness for our work, for which we are very grateful!

innocent Ireland

innocent Ireland

innocent Ireland have supported our Care & Repair Service through the innocent Big Knit since 2009. 

This fun campaign asks the public to knit tiny woollen hats and make a big difference to the lives of older people in Ireland every winter. In 2017 the target of 100,000 hats was achieved, which raised a fantastic €30,000 towards this vital service. Last year they also made another donation at Christmas through their Secret Santa campaign.

These innovative fundraising activities have raised over €150,000 in funds for our Care & Repair Service over the last eight years and we are most grateful to innocent for their their ongoing support.

open eir

open eir

open eir have come on board as Corporate Sponsor for our Annual Silver Surfer Awards in 2017 and 2018.

The 2017 open eir Silver Surfers took place on 28 March and were a resounding success, enjoyed by nominees, guests and staff. This sponsorship partnership has already led to lots of open eir staff volunteering for our Getting Started Programme.

We are extremely grateful for their assistance in highlighting the positive impact that our Getting Started Programme can make to the lives of older people all over Ireland and celebrating the achievements of our older learners.  

Latest revision date: 
02/05/2016

Summer Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Summer Raffle. We're so grateful to everyone who participated and who raised more than 18,000 euro to support older people in Ireland.

This year's winners were:

1st Prize winner €1,500

S Deegan, Dublin

2nd Prize winner €1,000

A Parks, Dublin

3rd Prize winner €500

M Dangerfield, Dublin

And the winner of our Sellers Prize was:

Sellers Prize €100

M Kane, Galway, €100

Thank you to all who supported the raffle, this is one of our biggest and most reliable fundraisers, so your support makes all the difference.

 

Top tips for staying cool

  • Keep out of the heat. Stay inside during the hottest time of the day – late morning to mid-afternoon. If you do go out, wear a hat and keep to the shade as much as possible. It’s very important to use sun screen of at least factor 15.
  • If you are travelling by car or public transport always take a bottle of water.
  • Avoid strenuous activity and limit activities like housework and gardening to the early morning or evening when it’s cooler.
  • When inside, try to stay in the coolest parts of your home. Keep curtains and blinds closed in rooms that catch the sun. Remember that lights generate heat. Keep windows shut while it’s cooler inside than out and open them when it gets hotter inside. If it’s safe, you could leave a window open at night when it’s cooler. Fans can help sweat evaporate but do not cool the air itself.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-coloured cotton clothing.
  • Take cool baths or showers.
  • Splash your face with cold water or place a damp cloth or scarf on the back of your neck to help you cool off.
  • Drink lots of fluid – even if you’re not thirsty. Limit drinks with caffeine (like coffee and cola) and avoid alcohol as it can increase dehydration.
  • Eat normally but try to have more cold foods, particularly salads and fruit as they contain a lot of water.

Dehydration and overheating

Extreme heat and humidity can cause you to dehydrate and your body to overheat. Watch out for certain signs: particularly for muscle cramps in your arms, legs or stomach, mild confusion, weakness or sleep problems. If you have any of these, rest in a cool place and drink plenty of fluids. Seek medical advice if your symptoms persist or worsen.

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

The symptoms of heat exhaustion include headaches, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, pale skin, heavy sweating and a high temperature.

If you have any of these symptoms you must:

  • find a cool place and loosen tight clothes
  • drink plenty of water or fruit juice
  • sponge yourself with cold water or have a cool shower.

If you’re having difficulty, or your symptoms persist for several hours, seek medical advice. Heatstroke can develop if heat exhaustion is left untreated - but it can also develop suddenly and without warning. The symptoms of heatstroke include hot and red skin, headaches, nausea, intense thirst, raised temperature, confusion, aggression and loss of consciousness. Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition.

So if you or someone else shows symptoms:

  • call 999 immediately or 112 if you are in the European Union (you can call 112 from a mobile for free). If you have a community or personal alarm press the button on your pendant to call for help.
  • while waiting for the ambulance, follow the advice given above for heat exhaustion but do not try to give fluids to anyone who is unconscious.

Further information

If you live alone consider asking a relative or friend to visit or phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.

  • If you know a neighbour who lives alone, check they are ok.
  •  Check for weather forecasts and temperature warnings on TV and radio, and online at  https://www.met.ie/warnings
  • If you have breathing problems or a heart condition your symptoms might get worse when it’s very hot.
  • For further advice about heat-related illness contact your GP.