Closing off 2013

The last few months of 2013 saw many exciting opportunities for the Sarah Bird Foundation to offer its work and spread its message of transforming communities through healing trauma (insert correct mini version of SBF mission). There were two projects initiated, one domestic and one international, and three fundraising events took place.

The Charity Football match and Fashion show were hosted by the brilliantly aspirational Charity 25 ( , a collaborative of 25 organisations brought together by Kevin O’Brien and Paul O’Neill. As one of their chosen few, the SBF put forward a team for the Friday night footie tournament on the 6th of September. Unfortunately, our teams were annihilated by the high standard and strong competition of the night but we were grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the event and their overall collective.

Friday night Fashion was on the menu in the Dublin Whiskey Company (  on the 18th of October, also organised by Charity 25 ( . Impeccably hosted by Lisa Cannon from Exposé ( ) we were treated to a fabulous fashion show from Ireland’s newest designers. The raffle brought surprises with three out of the five of the SBF members in attendance, winning prizes. Lydia Campbell won a Natalie B Coleman swimsuit, apparently designed for Rihanna and on a more seasonal note, Sally O’Connor won a scarf and Sarah Bird came away with the top prize, a red Philip Treacy top hat. (picture below)

The Whitefriar Grill ( ) restaurant on Aungier Street, Dublin welcomed 70 of our top supporters on the DATE for the first SBF fundraising dinner. Sarah shared some of her personal story that brought the Foundation into manifestation and the emerging plans for 2014. These include deepening the relationships and projects already in action with Ruhama (link to the Current Projects page) and getting our work in Burma (link to the Current Projects page) off the ground.

The SBF is delighted to report that over €3,000 was raised on the night and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who came along and supported the night through offering raffle prizes, their time or their services.

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