We had some fantastic fundraisers in 2014 and we really appreciate the tremendous efforts from everyone for organising and taking part in fundraisers in support of the Society. Thank you so much to everyone who organised an event, took part or gave a contribution; your support means a lot to us. All funds raised, no matter how big or small, add up at the end of the day and your support really makes a difference. Not only are you raising funds but you are raising awareness of haemophilia and other rare bleeding disorders.

Anyone who has fundraised will tell you how worthwhile it is, but if you feel a bit daunted by the prospect, we are here to let you know that it doesn’t have to be. Whether your fundraiser is big or small, we are here to help you every step of the way. The Society will provide posters, tickets, t-shirts, buckets for collections and we will apply for any Garda permits required etc. If you have a fundraiser in mind but don’t know where to start just give me a call on 01 657 9900 or email nina@haemophilia.ie and I will work with you from start to finish.

Need some fundraising ideas…. how about a bucket collection, bag packing, raffle, non-uniform/casual dress days or bake sale. If you prefer to take part in pre-organised fundraisers, such as fun runs, cycles, half marathons etc., check out what is on near you. These types of events take place throughout the year all over the country and you don’t have to be an athlete to take part, most events cater for walkers as well as joggers and runners.

Some fundraisers in support of the Society which took place in 2014 included, the Blue Lights Fight Night in Donegal, a bucket collection in Limerick, a hunt in Kildare, an online raffle and a bring and buy sale. We have also had people take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, the Galway Bay 10K Marathon, the Dublin City Marathon, the Turf Warrior Challenge, the Sean Kelly Cycle and Movember.

Before the end of the year, a second hunt will have taken place in Athy, Co Kildare and we will have also had the I.H.S. Christmas Draw. We are really excited about the draw; we have managed to source some amazing prizes so good luck to everyone who bought tickets and thank you for your support.