Wet and Wild’s fundraiser in The George was incredibly successful, raising over €1400 with the support of local businesses
Wet and Wild, LGBT adventure sports and outdoor pursuits club has raised over €1000 for Belong To, which it presented to the group earlier this week.
The long-running group organise a range of activities all year round including hiking, rock climbing, trampoline dodgeball, with new-members’ nights peppered throughout the year.
On March 23 the group held a fundraising table quiz, at The George Bar, Dublin, raising a total of €1,410 for BeLonG To. The group also used the night as an opportunity to launch their new logo (pictured below).
“We held the quiz in the George on the 23rd March,” said Wet and Wild Sports Club member Dara D’Arcy via email. “Bunny did a great job of presenting with our chairman Colm Fahey as MC.”
D’Arcy praised the backing they received from local businesses which helped them to fundraise so much.
“There was great support from local businesses and from the George who donated raffle prizes. We raised a total of €1,410 for Belong To. We also launched our new Logo on the night as well,” he said.
On Tuesday May 23, Wet and Wild presented BeLonG To with a cheque for €1,410. D’Arcy explained that they chose BeLonG To because they feel the organisation does “great work” for young LGBT people.
“We decided to choose this charity due to the great work that they do with young people in the LGBT community,” said D’Arcy.
“From giving support to people that are coming out and running LGBT Youth groups to running the Stand up! anti-bullying campaigns in schools, they are a very worthy cause and we were delighted to raise money to support them.”
BeLonG To welcome all donations and are currently calling on people and organisations across Ireland to support their LGBT awareness campaign Stand Up! which aims to educate about and reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying.
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