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North Meets South for First Joint Disability Cycling Event

 As part of Variety Ireland’s “All Ireland Disability Cycling Partnership” launched in December 2023, It was great to see our first 2 children’s disability cycling groups meet up for their first cycling activity last week in Dundalk, Co Louth. Members from SNAP Disability Cycling Club from Co Armagh travelled to meet other children and their …

Special Mobility Trike Changes Lives

Inclusion outside the homestead for children with disabilities is something we strongly advocate here at Variety Ireland. Our Recycle Mobility Programme just does that, as it allows children to be included in cycling activities with their family and friends which benefits all of the family’s mental and physical wellbeing. Thanks to our continued partnership with …

New Cycling Opportunities in 2024

A new year represents new cycling opportunities for children looking to enjoy the outdoors. Meet a fabulous young boy from Dublin called James. James has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Our Recycle Mobility Programme, supported by Minister Anne Rabbitte and The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Minister Eamon Ryan and Jack Chambers …

Wheels of Enjoyment

Providing cycling opportunities to children with disabilities is one of the many things we do here at Variety Ireland. Thanks to our Recycle Mobility Programme, supported by Minister Anne Rabbitte and The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in 2023, we were able to deliver yet another special mobility trike to a fantastic …

A New World of Adventure

We at Variety Ireland believe that all children are equal, regardless of their ability. This is why we love to see children being included in cycling activities with their family and friends. Meet young Maddie from Laois who has Hypotonia & Dystonia, which means she has no functional movement. This fabulous lady loves to be …

True Meaning of Upcycling at Christmas

This week saw Variety Ireland celebrate the successful delivery of yet another preloved special mobility trike, to a special school in Blanchardstown, Dublin, thanks to the wonderful help of a young man called Tadhg. As part of Variety Ireland’s “Recycle Mobility Programme”,  which was created by the charity with the kind support of Minister Anne …

All Ireland Disability Cycling Partnership Launched

For over 70 years, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland have been providing vital help and assistance to children with disabilities across the island of Ireland. In recent years with the kind help of Minister Anne Rabbitte and The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, as well as Minister Eamon Ryan and …

Look at Leo Go!

Lots of smiley happy faces is just part of what our Recycle Mobility Programme represents. Say hello to the fabulous Leo who has just received his special mobility trike as part of our Recycle Mobility Programme which is supported by Minister Anne Rabbitte and The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. Our Recycle …

Tracking the Success of our Recycle Mobility Programme

It was a very special day for Variety Ireland and Minister Anne Rabbitte when we visited Derg Athletics Club in Killaloe Co Clare to present trikes to children so they can be included in cycling activities with their family and friends. Also on hand was Co Clare native Derinn Finnerty who through her own fundraising …

Cycling With a Helping Hand From Mum

When we first start to cycle, we know it can be a bit unnerving right? Thankfully for Wiktor who this week received his new trike with the help of Variety Ireland’s Recycle Mobility Programme, his mom was on hand to offer him some encouragement. 13-year-old Wiktor has Hydrocephalus, vp-shunt, epilepsy and Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, all …