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Age Action launches it first Christmas single

Published 26/11/2014


Age Action has launched its first Christmas single which it hopes will spread a little festive cheer, while raising much needed funds for its work with older people.

John Sadlier of Hunting the Brave - Dare to Dream (This Christmas) (Official Video)

“Dare to Dream (This Christmas)” is written and performed by Dublin-based musician John Sadlier, who is lead singer with Hunting the Brave.

The band have had a great year supporting White Lies, being named ‘Homegrown Heroes’ on the hugely popular Dermot and Dave show on 98fm as well as being favourites with the audiences at Indiependence.  The track is a catchy and unforgettable tune which showcases John’s panache for writing acoustic-based gems. 

“One thing that is certain in all our lives, is that we are all going to get old,” John said. Christmas is an exceptionally tough time for older people who face loneliness throughout the year. When I wrote this song, I really wanted to use it to create awareness for those less fortunate than myself.”

“I couldn’t think of a better charity than Age Action and I am delighted to be working alongside them this year. If I help one person I will be glad I could make a difference.”

Age Action fundraiser Daragh Matthews said the charity was excited and honoured to be approached by John with the single. “It’s an opportunity for the public to download a very beautiful Christmas song, while also supporting our work with older people across Ireland,” he said.

The single can be downloaded from iTunes for 99c, with all proceeds going to Age Action.  "Dare to Dream (This Christmas)" can be downloaded from iTunes here.

John Sadlier will play a fund raising concert at Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin, on December 10, with all  proceeds going to Age Action.



Age Action Ireland to benefit from Gas Networks Ireland Survey

Gas Networks Ireland is raising money for Age Action. If you've recently called their contact centre or had work done by them, you might receive a text from Gas Networks asking for your feedback. For every response received, they'll donate €2 to Age Action. There is no obligation to participate.

How It Works - If you've had contact with Gas Networks Ireland service centre or had work carried out by them, you may receive a message from Marie Lyster, their Customer Experience Manager. This message is an invitation to share your feedback. 

By providing feedback – only if you choose to – you'll be supporting Age Action Ireland. For every piece of feedback received, Gas Networks Ireland will donate €2 to our organisation. This contribution can support our efforts to improve the lives of older people in Ireland.You won't be asked for any bank details or money. Gas Networks Ireland is handling all the donations.

If you would rather not get these texts, just let them know and you won’t be included.  If you are over 65yrs old, you can contact them directly on their Age-Friendly service.  See their contact details here.

For Corporate Clients- Please note that Gas Networks donate €50 for each qualitative interview their commercial customers take part in.

Details on Gas networks customer surveys is available here.

For more information about our work and other ways to get involved with Age Action, please click here.