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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 …

Helping Fund Specialised Car Seats

Lucy is a 6 year old girl from Co. Cork who has Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus. We recently helped fund a new specialised car seat for Lucy. This new car seat meant she could now not only go on essential car journeys, but also have fun days out with her family – whilst knowing that she …

A New World of Opportunities!

Specialised Trikes can offer so many benefits to children of different abilities, as well as opening up a whole new world of opportunities and activities! We received the below message from the mother of a young girl in Co. Cork, whom we were recently able to help:   “I would like to thank all the …

Goodbye to a Variety Friend

It is with a heavy heart, we must report the passing of our Variety friend and long time volunteer John Webb, who sadly passed away over the weekend. John was the treasurer of Variety Ireland for many years and both himself and his late wife Mary worked tirelessly on behalf of the charity. He was …

Home-schooling Support During Lockdown

So many families have experienced trying times over the past year, especially when it came to home-schooling. Thanks to the ESB’s “Energy for Generation Fund”, we are able to help lots of young children across Ireland like Maria, a young girl from Co. Mayo with learning tools to help them with their educational needs. Maria has …

Specialised Trikes Can Offer Inclusion

Specialised trikes can be a fantastic benefit for many children with mobility problems. They not only improve muscle tone and promote exercise, but also offer a sense of freedom and allow a child to join in many outdoor activities with friends and siblings, that were previously unimaginable! Variety Ireland were delighted to be able to …

Providing Educational & Communication Aids

Variety Ireland love helping children all around Ireland in many different ways. Thanks to the ESB for Energy Fund, we were able to help children like Isobel from Co. Cork who received an iPad just before Christmas.   “Thank you so much to you all at Variety Ireland for the iPad that you supplied to …

Someone to Hold this Christmas Day

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland dropped into Temple Street Children’s Hospital today to drop in Irish handmade knitted dolls and blankets donated by Carlow based arts & crafts store Woollygoods.com as part of Variety Ireland’s “Someone to Hold this Christmas Day” campaign to ensure poorly children spending time in Temple Street this Christmas …

A Vital Support for Teens in the West

Autism RPM (rapid prompting method) West are a local voluntary autism organisation from Mayo . They organise amazing weekend group and summer camps for teenagers with autism. Here, they can enjoy all sorts of activities including art, gardening and science. In 2020, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland was delighted to be able to …