Laois ladies team up for family carers

LAOIS ladies footballers have teamed up with the Carers Association’s ‘Together for Carers’ fundraising campaign to sell specially created St Patricks Day ribbons.

LAOIS ladies footballers have teamed up with the Carers Association’s ‘Together for Carers’ fundraising campaign to sell specially created St Patricks Day ribbons.

These ribbons are now on sale across the county in shops and shopping centres as well as being sold by volunteers. The ribbons cost €2 and all proceeds will be going to help family carers in Laois.

Fundraising manager Annette McCaul said that “the Ladies Gaelic Football County Boards and Clubs work tirelessly with youth in the community and we are very happy that they are volunteering to sell our specially created St Patrick’s Day ribbons in Laois. We urge people to support this campaign to raise vital funds for family carers”.

The Carers Association supports family carers by providing services including in-home respite care to give family carers a break, training, support groups, a freefone National Care Line and campaigns for recognition and better rights and entitlements for carers. The ‘Together for Carers’ campaign will see the sale of 250,000 ribbons across 12 participating counties. The first year of a three year campaign, The Carers Association hope to raise €100,000 this year for family carers.

‘Together for Carers’ St. Patrick’s Day ribbons are on sale now from local retail outlets, shopping centres or through the campaign’s volunteers until St Patrick’s Day on March 17. For more information visit www.carersireland.com.