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Congratulations Pamela Uba – Miss Ireland 2021!

On Sunday the 5th September, the final of the Miss Ireland 2021 took place in Lakeside Manor, Co Cavan. 30 finalists were competing for the coveted crown, but it was Miss Galway, Pamela Uba who finally scooped the title. Our very own Ambassador, Saoírse Ruane (or Miss Variety as she is now known!), was there …

Recycle Mobility Programme Launched!

  There was great excitement today in Dublin’s Merrion Square, as Variety Ireland’s Child Ambassador, Saoírse Ruane launched her “Recycle Mobility Programme” supported by Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, Anne Rabbitte. The programme has been allocated funding by both Minister Rabbitte and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan. Saoírse , …

Meet Our New Child Ambassador Saoírse Ruane

Variety Ireland are proud and excited to announce Saoírse Ruane as our first ever child Ambassador to the charity here in Ireland. Since being diagnosed with a life threatening tumour, Saoirse continues to prove and act as an inspirational 9yr old girl who having overcome a year of intense chemo along with having her right …

iPads for Mayo National Schools

There was huge buzz of excitement in national schools across Mayo over the past week as Special Needs Assistants in national schools across all of Co. Mayo started to receive an iPad The iPads were donated to them by London Stock Market Trader, Tim O’Leary and Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland. As part …

iPads for Roscommon National Schools

There was huge excitement in national schools throughout Roscommon, as they all received an iPad donated to them by Roscommon businessman Sean Mulryan and Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland. As part of both Sean’s and Variety Ireland’s own commitment to “Promoting equal access to remote education”, each national school received an upcycled iPad, …

A Message From A Fundraiser!

We would love to give a big shout out to all the many incredible people all around the country who have run fundraisers on behalf of Variety Ireland! We recently got a lovely message from one such person, who told us all about her fundraising experience with our charity… “In the lead up to the …

Trikes for Teens

Specialised Trikes can have such a positive impact on people of all ages. They are not only a fun way to get around, but can also offer many other vital physical and mental benefits too! Here’s a lovely message we got from a mum of a teenage boy in County Tipperary, who was the recent …

Fun and Inclusion with Specialised Trikes

Here at Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland, we find there’s nothing better than to receive a heart-warming message from a family that we have been able to help. Just to hear about the impact that an item such as a specialised trike can have on a child’s wellbeing, is just so amazing to …

iPads Helping Educational Needs

We got this lovely message in from a mum of a 15 year old girl in Co. Cork, telling us how a simple thing like an iPad has had such a positive impact in their lives! “We would like to say a very big thank you to all at Variety Ireland, The Community Foundation and …

Technology for Educational Advancement

Samantha is a 9 year old girl from Co. Tipperary who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Thanks to the ESB’s “Energy for Generation Fund”, we are able to help lots of young children across Ireland just like Sam. By providing technology, such as Sam’s iPad Air, children can benefit in so many ways – especially …