Spraoi agus Spórt
Valentine’s appeal: ‘You can’t lockdown love!’
SPRAOÍ agus Spórt has
launched a new fundraising appeal in the run-up to
Valentine’s Day. The funds raised will enable the
Carndonagh based social enterprise to continue providing
its vital services for children, teenagers and families
throughout Inishowen during the Coronavirus pandemic.
As part of the new Valentine’s fundraising appeal, staff
and volunteers from the charity have been busy creating
unique, personalised gifts at their FabLab facility.
These include Valentine’s Day magnets and postcards with
the messages ‘You can’t lockdown love’ and ‘Staying
apart but still in my heart’. They have also launched a
new online Valentine’s Draw with some great prizes up
All proceeds raised from
the Valentine’s fundraising appeal will go towards
sustaining the Inishowen Food Bank, providing
alternative respite for children and teenagers with a
disability and/or autism, counselling rooms for the
provision of mental health supports for children and
young people and school-aged childcare for essential and
Manager of Spraoi agus Spórt, Eimear McLaughlin said: “As
seeing our loved ones in person may not be possible this
February, we wanted to provide a unique, personalised
way for people to send special messages of love to them
this Valentine’s Day.
“All of our gifts, including our Valentine’s magnets and
postcards, can be personalised with names and can be
delivered direct to their door so that you can ‘share
the love’ with that special person in your life.
“We also feel that this year, of all years, it is so
important to send special messages to the people closest
to us in our lives – such as ‘You can’t lockdown love’
or ‘Staying apart but still in my heart’.
“I’d therefore encourage as many people as possible to
view and purchase our unique, personalised gifts by
visiting our Facebook page or our website
Eimear added: “We have also
recently launched our new online Valentines Draw with
three amazing prizes up for grabs! First prize is a
weekend away voucher for €500, 2nd prize is a stunning
Marc Jacobs Snapshot bag and 3rd prize is the hugely
popular L’Oreal Steam pods. Tickets are only €5 each or
five for €20.
“So if you would love one of the prizes for yourself or
indeed for that special someone in your life you can
purchase tickets by visiting our Facebook page or our