Coca-Cola Thank You Fund Ambassador Sarah Rowe visited former Down Syndrome Ireland fundraisers, the Mayo Branch, to see first-hand the impact the fund has had on community groups.
The Irish and now Australian sports star encourages community groups committed to helping young people take a more active role in creating sustainable communities to apply for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund for 2022 at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou.
Now in its twelfth year, the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund this year is focused on investing in sustainable societies to enable everyone to live in a society where economic and environmental sustainability as well as social justice are at the center.
With grants totaling € 100,000 now available to charities, community groups and non-profit organizations across the island of Ireland, committed to nurturing a generation of change advocates who will help shape, create and maintain sustainable communities for the benefit of all.
Recipients of funds from 2021 Thank You Fund Down Syndrome Ireland, Mayo Branch developed a Drama Therapy Camp by the Labyrinth Project with the grant they received.
Designed to open up a new world of communication for people with Down syndrome, the camp has enabled participants to express and express their feelings – giving them the tools and confidence to know that their voice can be heard.
Sarah Rowe, a spokeswoman for inclusion and self-confidence, visited the department to find out more about the many therapeutic benefits the camp has provided to people with Down syndrome locally.
The Mayo-born dual code athlete currently lives in Australia where she plays AFLW, acknowledging that her travels have taught her the value and importance of community support.
Assessed under the categories education, diversity and inclusion and care for our environment, applications for funding can be submitted via www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou until midnight on Wednesday 20.th July.
Leaders of the projects on the shortlist will again be invited to participate in a special skills and networking workshop that gives them the best tips on how to pitch the project and apply for funding, before presenting their ideas to a panel of judges in September.
The Kilmoremoy club woman joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport to talk about the fund, her AFLW career, her ambitions to play for Mayo again in the future and much more...