April is DoneDeal Charity Month!
During the month of April, DoneDeal.ie will donate 10% of each paid ad placed to 3 very deserving charities.
Encourage your family, friends and relations to see what they have to sell this Charity Month, as a percentage of every ad placed supports three fantastic charities!
DoneDeal Staff members, Joanne Murphy, Ben Cowley and Irene Parker were delighted to have been able to choose the charities that will benefit from April #DoneDealCharityMonth. The charities are;
Wexford Children’s Diabetes Clinic
The RNLI Lifeboats
The Special Care Baby Unit c/o Friends of Wexford Hospital
Wexford Children’s Diabetes Clinic
Joanne Murphy is Office Administrator here at DoneDeal and Joanne chose the Parent’s Support Group for Children’s Diabetes Clinic Wexford as her charity for April. Wexford Children’s Diabetic Clinic is a registered charity, the main objective of which is to benefit the community and surrounding areas of County Wexford, through ongoing support, development and enhancement of services.
The charity also strives to continually improve the provision of services for children with diabetes through their family support meetings, weekend camps for kids and fun days out. Further services include; Disability support, Education and Training, Volunteer development and looking after the welfare of those in need because of youth, age, ill health or disability.
Ben Cowley is a Frontend Developer and he has chosen to lend his support to the RNLI and in particular to the stations of Wexford, Rosslare and Kilmore, which serve us here in the South East of the country.
The RNLI currently operate a total of 59 lifeboats from the 45 stations in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations, depending on geographical features, the kind of rescue work that the station is asked to do and the cover provided by neighbouring stations.
The RNLI is committed to saving lives at sea using lifeboats, lifeguards, flood rescue services and safety advice, and relies on volunteers to provide its lifesaving service. RNLI lifeboat crew and lifeguards have saved over 141,000 lives since the charity was founded in 1824.
RNLI lifeboats are divided into two categories: all-weather and inshore. All-weather lifeboats (ALBs) are capable of high speed and can be operated safely in all weather. Inshore lifeboats (ILBs) usually operate closer to shore than ALBs, in shallower water, close to cliffs, among rocks or even in caves.
Despite the RNLI’s efforts, 190 people still lose their lives to drowning each year in Ireland and the UK. By 2024 the RNLI has pledged to halve that figure. Preventing these tragedies starts with education. We believe that communicating safety messages, providing advice and helping people understand the risks will save lives in the future.
The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) c/o Friends of Wexford Hospital
Marketing Executive at DoneDeal, Irene Parker, chose Friends of Wexford General Hospital as her charity and in particular The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the hospital.
Friends of Wexford General Hospital established in 2006 and acts as a conduit between the public and the hospital, to raise funds to ensure that the community served by the hospital benefits to the fullest extent from advances in medical science. Their mission is to fundraise, and to help others fundraise, to improve patient care at the hospital.
The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in particular, will benefit from the funds raised during April. The unit caters for babies that require medical attention after birth, looking after approximately 400 babies every year and can provide specialist care for 5 babies at one time.
The majority of babies are treated very successfully in Wexford General Hospital and discharged out to their mums on the postnatal ward. However, a small percentage may require the care of a specialist unit in Dublin and in that instance the staff in the SCBU ensure these babies are stabilised and then transferred out to receive such care.
The babies are transferred back to the SCBU at the earliest convenience, to help with family centred care and lessen the distress and trauma for families of having their small baby in Dublin. The overall aim is to maintain family contact as much as possible, to deliver all of the medical care that the babies may require and to discharge infants as soon as they are medically fit. This ensures that each baby and their family, can quickly resume normal family life.
Your DoneDeal ad WILL make a difference!
Every new ad placed on DoneDeal during April’s #DoneDealCharityMonth will help these great charities so please help us spread the word and sell your stuff on DoneDeal today!