On behalf of my charity, Playing for Life, I would like to say a huge thank you to the GAA for choosing us to be their charity of the year for 2011.
To mark this occasion, we have been busy at the Playing for Life headquarters planning a trip to Ethiopia at the beginning of next year, January 2012. Playing for Life has enjoyed an extremely supportive relationship with the GAA community over the past few years and we look forward to developing this relationship further throughout the next 12 months.
Message to players and supporters:
“Playing for Life (the GAA Charity of the Year 2011) and GAA Heroes, including players such as Oisin McConville, Eoghan Kelly and Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston, will be travelling to Ethiopia next January to learn the local sport ‘Karsa’, teach Gaelic sports and to help build a local school/sports hall.
Would you like to join them? Contact Playing for Life (log onto www.playingforlife.ie or email [email protected]). Please find attached a PDF document with further information.
Playing for Life, the GAA Charity of the Year 2011, was set up by RTE Sports Journalist, Tracy Piggott, in 2005 following a trip to Ethiopia. By asking African Communities what they need, Playing for Life aims to provide funding for Educational and Sporting facilities using local staff and contractors with the long term aims of employment and self-sufficiency.
Over the last couple of years, volunteers have travelled to Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania to assist in the initial phases of building Vocational Education and Training facilities and Community Centres, working directly with communities providing training in Health and HIV/Aids prevention, account keeping, I.T. & computers, sports, blocklaying, carpentry, welding, food preservation and music and drama.”
Thanks so much, in anticipation, for your support,
PLAYING FOR LIFE
Tel/Fax: 045 482479
Email: [email protected]