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"I am Jack’s mum and his carer. Jack has cerebral palsy and needs 24/7 care. If people just realised that carers need a little hand to care, it would make our lives a lot easier. That’s what Family Carers Ireland do, they give family carers like me that helping hand. They provide the supports and services that I need to care for Jack safely. I know I’m not alone as I care for Jack at home. Family Carers Ireland has been a lifeline for me and my family."
Lynsey O’Donovan, family carer
June is our Heart of Gold month where you can Show Your Heart of Gold by raising vital funds for family carers like Lynsey.
Caring for a loved one can be rewarding but it can also be difficult, frightening and isolating. It shouldn’t be. We want family carers to know they have the support they need to care safely, to make it less of a battle and to know they are not alone.
That is why Family Carers Ireland exists and WHY Heart of Gold is needed - to raise funds to provide vital support to over 100,000 families every year through direct supports, respite, advice and crisis planning, digital supports and through our social media community.
There are many ways you can get involved and show your support for family carers.
Donate today and help improve the lives of family carers like Lynsey.
Why not organise a coffee morning or a fundraiser in your home, school, workplace or community during the month of June? You can also order your own box of gold hearts to sell.
Sign up as an individual by joining our 50 Miles in June Facebook Group where you can complete your sign up form and receive your free t-shirt and pack.
Register as a team. If you are a company and would like to register a company team for our 50 Miles in June Challenge, please sign up today and we’ll get your team up and walking in no time!
Thank you for getting involved in Heart of Gold.