FirstLight Fundraising Newsletter March 2015
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Please contact Louise on or ring 086 8581268 to discuss any ideas or supports that you may require in relation to fundraising or awareness for FirstLight.
Also, remember, FirstLight are here to SUPPORT and HELP, first and foremost, if you need to talk to someone or need support please contact us immediately on 1850 391 391.
Thank You
FirstLight Team
FirstLight Patron Lunch
Tickets €60 and can be purchased from Margaret on 018732711 or online and
FirstLight attending National Fundraising Awards
FirstLight have been short listed for a 2015 National Fundraising Award for our 'Big Idea, Small Budget' re brand strategy from Irish Sudden Infant Death Association to FirstLight !
Thank You
Thank you to all the choirs and parents that supported the 10 Carol Singing Events across Ireland during December!
You helped raised the profile of FirstLight and raised over €4,000 
Thank  You
Darragh's Day

Please consider supporting in aid of FirstLight, in remembrance of Darragh.
A Vintage Tractor Run & Family Day in Doon, Co. Limerick on Sunday 26th April 2015
Click here for further information

Thank You
Remembering Zoe May 2015

Please consider supporting: Remembering Zoe.
Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,
Remembering Zoe Organising Committee

2015 Memory Mile

Last year’s was a huge success raising over €10,000 with walks taking place all over Ireland.

Organising a walk is a wonderful way to honour the memory of someone special to

By organising a walk you will help us continue to fund vital research into the causes and prevention of cot death; and support bereaved families who have gone through the agony of losing a child.

Please ring the office 021 4732711, to register your walk and if you would like us to send you T-shirts, Balloons and other merchandise.  

We will be with you every step of the way!

Mini Marathon Group Participation – Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway!

Consider getting a group of friends to run, walk, crawl in the local ladies mini marathon – on average each lady raises €100, this all adds up!

We are hoping to have 150 people representing FirstLight at each Mini Marathon!

FirstLight Counter Top Boxes
FirstLight now have a stock of CounterTop boxes that we need help placing in shops and businesses nationally.
Each box has the potential of raising €200 per annum for FirstLight.
Please consider becoming a FirstLight Counter Top Box owner - this involves placing and emptying the box twice a year!
To order your boxes contact us on 018732711 or
Each box comes with a permission and authentication letter from FirstLight for the business taking the box.
Church Gate Collections
Please consider asking your local Priest, Rector or religious leader for permission to hold a gate collection.
If you require a Garda permit - please contact us in the office or at
Church gate collections can raise on average €250 per sermon
 Local Shop Door Collection
Consider approaching your local supermarket on behalf of FirstLight for a date for a door collection – shops are very open to this – especially if the person organizing the event is local in the community – and as for a date for a door collection – which is essentially – standing, or sitting, at the main doors of the shop collecting donations.

These events can generate up to €1,000 a day!
Text First to 50300 to Donate €4
Ark Platform 2015

Ark Platform are a company on the Enterprise Ireland funded New Frontiers programme has developed a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Platform to enable companies and their employees to collaborate with charities.
A core function is the ability for employees to select a charity of their choice from the ARK Platform ( and elect to donate via payroll a fixed amount to that charity.
No matter how small or large your company is - please consider signing up.
Companies like LeisureWorld Cork and Stanton Fisher in supporting FirstLight.
If you know a company that may like to take part please contact Louise on 
Website Changes!

Don't forget you can post to the FirstLight Memory Garden

Thank You to families who donate to FirstLight in memory of their son or daughter, recently a lovely gesture from a parent and her family and friends, celebrating the Birthday of a much missed and loved Daughter sparked an idea to create a Memory Donation option for Birthdays and Anniversary's on the FirstLight website:
We would love to know your thoughts...or any other ideas!

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4 North Brunswick Street,
Dublin 7
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Lo Call 1859 391 391
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