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Cycling Belle of Belfast City

As a charity that promotes inclusion and equality for children with disabilities across the island of Ireland, we were recently glad to play our part in providing the assistance of a special mobility trike for Lydia from Belfast. This young lady has Neuromuscular Scoliosis, so a special custom-made trike needed to be developed so she …

Variety Ireland Children’s Awards 2024

The Variety Ireland Children’s Awards 2024, in conjunction with our sponsor “Be Kingdom Kind”, took place in The Westbury Hotel, Dublin on Sunday 7th April 2024. Through our work in helping children throughout the island of Ireland, we have been fortunate to meet so many incredible individuals, groups and schools, that we thought it only …

Family Cycling Opportunities in Lovely Leitrim

Variety Ireland’s Recycle Mobility Programme provides access to cycling for children with disabilities right across Ireland. On our journey around Ireland we recently ventured west of the river Shannon to lovely Leitrim to present a special mobility trike to a fabulous young lady called Elizabeth. This now means that she and other family members can …

Wheels of Happiness for Young Sligo Girl

Equal access to cycling for children, regardless of their ability is what our Recycle Mobility Programme is all about. Thanks to the kind support of Minister Rabbitte and The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth who championed this project with Variety Ireland and the support of Minister Eamon Ryan,  Minister Jack Chambers from …

The Joy of Real Shamrocks for St Patricks Day

Variety Ireland were delighted to partner with the Irish Prison Services ahead of this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations where with their help we were able to deliver homegrown Irish shamrocks to children at St Michael’s Special School in Raheny and other schools in Dublin ahead of this year’s St Patrick’s Day 2024. Chief Officer …

Remembering Saoírse – Variety Ireland’s First Child Ambassador

A week on from the announcement of our good friend Saoírse’s passing and we have had time to reflect on the impact she had on so many in her short life. We met Saoírse for the first time back in 2021 and we were instantly taken with her shy and humble demeanour. We had heard …

A Wheelie Kind Gesture by Google Team Ireland

Here at Variety Ireland, we love to see children with disabilities having the equal opportunity to cycle. In our Recycle Mobility Programme report carried by Dr Jolanta Burke of the RCSI, it shows that inclusion of cycling for children with disabilities can improve the mental and physical well-being of children and other families members by …

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 …