FirstLight Fundraising Newsletter November 2014
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Welcome to the FirstLight Fundraising Newsletter

During October 2014 ISIDA rebranded into FirstLight, complete with a new website a new Facebook page click here to like, and Twitter Account click here for follow!

Please encourage you family and friends to check in, like our page and spread the word on the services and supports FirstLight provides.

We are hoping to make 2015 a great year for raising the awareness nationally of FirstLight and consolidating the fundraising for FirstLight to ensure the future of the charity.

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.

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 Eileen 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 gGarda permit - please contact us in the office or at
Church gate collections can raise on average €250 per sermon
FirstSwim for FirstLight
January 2015

We are looking for volunteers nationally to organise a FirstSwim for FirstLight on New Years Day in their area.
Contact us on
Thank You

Thank you for your continued support, enthusiasm and passion in helping ensure that the supports and services provided by FirstLight continues.

Without this help FirstLight would not be in a position to continue to expand our services to meet our vision of the charity to support all families that suddenly loose a child.
 Christmas Cards
 If you are purchasing Christmas Cards this year you might consider supporting FirstLight.
You can purchase through the website or if you would rather order by phone– please contact Margaret in our Dublin Office on 01 8732711 and she will be able to process any purchases.
€5 for new FirstLight Cards 8 in a packet
 €2 for ISIDA cards 6 in a packet
Thank you!
Barrow Walk 2014
Congratulations to the 82 walkers that took part in the 2014 Barrow Walk this year! The weather, atmosphere and determination of the entire team was phenomenal! Well done to all!
Thanks for the volunteers on the day that helped with directions, registration, teas and coffees and general great banter!
September 26th 2015! See you all then!
Text First to 50300 to Donate €4
‘Carols by CandleLight’ December 23rd Grafton Street 4-7pm
Register your attendance at 
Our aim is to have 200 Carol Singers on Grafton Street singing for FirstLight
Help us achieve that goal!


Viennese Evening February 2015
FirstLight are delighted to be the nominated Charity Partner for the Allegria Concert Orchestras Annual Viennese Ball on Friday 13th February 2015.

Dust down your glad rags, gather a group of friends and experience something totally different! Tickets would make a great Christmas Present…or even Valentine’s for you who may be thinking ahead!

Tickets are €50 and include, champagne reception, live entertainment, 3 course meal, live orchestral music and dancing ‘till late!

Vienna Woods Hotel, Cork City (Vienna Woods have a special accommodation rate for the ball also!)

So – to reserve your tickets contact Margaret or Eileen in the office on 01 8732711 or Vienna Woods Hotel Cork 021 4556800
Carmichael House, 
4 North Brunswick Street,
Dublin 7
01 8732711
Lo Call 1859 391 391
CHY 7716