20th February 2019

#CareDay19

Football Blitz and Flashmob

February 20th 2019

Continuing To celebrate children in care

Get Vocal, Get Social, Get Involved

Last Friday the 15th of February saw EPIC and other organisations around the world celebrating care day. Care Day is the world’s largest celebration of children and young people with care experience. They deserve to be celebrated, on care day, and every day. EPIC is continuing these celebrations on Wednesday the 20th of February in collaboration with Don Bosco to celebrate children and young people in our care community. Check it out on https://careday.ie/

Terry Dignan, CEO of EPIC, said:

EPIC is delighted to be collaborating for the 3rd year with Don Bosco Care in a football blitz, with support from Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing (D.C.C.) and Swim Ireland, in Clontarf between 1 and 3pm, as part of our #CareDay19 celebrations. This is a wonderful event for young care leavers to have some fun and promote health and positivity in care.  Across town, in the centre of Dublin, other young care leavers will participate in a flashmob on Wednesday afternoon. It will be a fun afternoon! So, get vocal, get social and get involved in celebrating the successes and positive achievements of those in care or with care experience this Wednesday.”

Ciaran Kenny, Don Bosco said:

“Every Tuesday for the last ten years about 20 young people gather to kick a football around in Clontarf. It is a wonderful social outlet for Young People with care experience, a great way for these young people to be part of a community, to have a positive experience, and have some fun. There is also always someone on hand to help this group of 16-35 year olds with other advice, from housing to general support. We are super excited for this years football blitz as part of #CareDay19”.

We hope you can lend your support!

Notes to the Editor

  1. EPIC is an independent organisation that works throughout the Republic of Ireland, with and for children and young people who are currently living in care or who have care experience epiconline.ie
  2. Care experience includes children and young people who are or were cared for by family members with the support of social workers; by foster carers; or children and young people from children’s homes and residential units.
  3. Don Bosco Care https://www.donboscocare.ie/ provides safe, secure and healing homes to young people who can’t live in their own homes. The young people that Don Bosco work with come from the most challenging backgrounds. They grow up in homes where violence, addiction, physical and emotional abuses and neglect are commonplace. Their families are unable to provide them with the support and care that they need.

ENDS

For all media enquiries, or to arrange an interview please contact:

Terry Dignan, CEO of EPIC

Telephone: 01 8727 661 Mobile: 087 2370269

Ciaron Kenny, Don Bosco, can be contacted on 085 781 7506

A young care experienced person will also be available for interview.

Email: terrydignan@epiconline.ie

www.epiconline.ie     https://www.facebook.com/epicireland.
https://twitter.com/epicireland

EPIC Empowering People In Care is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered at 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield Dublin 7, D07 KX52.

 

 

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