Please note that registration is closed. Thank you to all who took part in Paws for a Cause to raise vital funds for family carers. Anyone wishing to donate can do so here.
Walk in solidarity with Ireland's family carers
Leinster and Irish rugby star Ryan Baird has been announced as a new Ambassador for Family Carers Ireland and he is urging people all over Ireland to get active and challenge themselves to walk, jog or run a distance of 24 kms in 7 days – all while raising vital funds for the charity.
Leinster and Irish Rugby star Ryan Baird pictured with his dog Mackenzie at the launch of Paws for a Cause
‘Paws for a Cause’ is a national fundraising drive which is taking place during National Carers Week 13th – 19th June 2022. Ryan and Family Carers Ireland are asking people all over Ireland to walk or run 24k over 7 days with or without their furry friend in solidarity with Ireland’s 500,000 family carers and in recognition of the 24/7 nature of many caring roles.
All monies raised by ‘Paws for a Cause’ will go directly to help family carers in crisis, providing essential supports such as counselling, respite and emotional support as well as the purchase of practical support items including hoists, wheelchairs and in some particularly difficult cases, putting food on tables and oil in heating tanks.