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Dominican Charities for 2019-2020

Each year Dominican College identifies charities at both a local and national level to support. The annual Dominican Beach Walk is one of a number of initiatives we use to support our chosen charities.

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Our annual School Beach walk will be held on the afternoon of Friday 20th September and, once again, our entire school community, in line with our school ethos, will walk together in support of social justice.

Over the past fifteen years we have raised in excess of £150,000 for our sponsored charities.  This is due to the generosity of parents and friends of Dominican and to the commitment and dedication of our students. We want to thank everyone who contributed or helped in any way. During the course of this school year we are asking again for your help and we would like to continue to support a range of charitable causes including the following:

RDA


This charity was established in 1975 to provide recreational and therapeutic horse riding and sporting opportunities for people with physical and mental disabilities. RDA is run by volunteers and several of our pupils are involved locally in Coleraine RDA.

RDA is an independent charity that receives no statutory funding. Every penny raised goes directly to helping those in need.

DCP helped this charity several years ago and are delighted to be able to help again in the 2019-20 school year.



MS Ireland

We raised money for MS Ireland in a non-uniform day last year and have agreed to have them as one of our official charities this year, Niall McGahon, a past pupil of DCP, is someone directly involved in this charity. Niall spoke movingly to seniors about living with an MS diagnosis.
The aim of the charity is to enable and empower people affected by Multiple Sclerosis to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential.

This is the first time we have supported this charity.



Air Ambulance NI

We in Dominican are delighted to be able to support this most worth cause and the money donated will go a small way towards the average daily cost of 5500 pounds to run the Air Ambulance Service.

Mr Tony Osborne, an ex- fireman and keen motorcyclist, was inspired to become a fundraiser for the NI Air Ambulance following a motorbike accident involving his son Simon. At the beginning of this year Simon was involved in a very serious accident just outside Bushmills and, due to the speedy intervention of the air ambulance team who arrived on the scene in less than 20 minutes, was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and brought to the team of surgeons who would save his life.

Realising the vital role played by the Air Ambulance team, Tony was inspired to fundraise to help support this valuable service and set himself a target of 100,000. Tony plans to return to DCP later this year to tell pupils Simon’s story and to pass on vital road safety messages and the school hopes to continue to promote and support the work of the NI Air Ambulance.
This is the first time we have supported this charity.


We're raising £1500 to help a Dominican school in Mandalay, Myanmar, which is similar to DCP. It is co-ed and welcomes pupils from many different traditions..
Please donate to my JustGiving Crowdfunding Page and help make it happen:
 
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/domincan-college-portstewart?utm_id=2&utm_term=34qmYdqYr
 
Thanks for your support

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Send what you can to Dominican College, Portstewart in support of Dominican Mandalay.