Late last year the ISPCC announced that due to extreme funding pressures Childline, a 24-hour confidential listening service for youth across Ireland, was under threat of closing its overnight service. Though they were able to generate temporary funding to keep the service going, the long-term survival of the program is in jeopardy.
This year 100minds, a social venture that brings together students across Ireland to fund-raise for a crucial cause, has chosen to partner with Childline to help keep the service going. We are organising fundraisers across the country with the goal of raising €1 million. That’s not a typo — an unprecedented €1 million push organised by youth for youth across Ireland.
A couple of months back, I had the pleasure of meeting Colin and being introduced to 3fe. When we met, I had this zany idea of an art show for Childline. I was originally just going to beg him for some coffee at the event but midway through our conversation, unprompted, he calmly said, “Let’s do it here.” Safe to say I had the biggest smile plastered on my face for the rest of the day.
I’m incredibly excited to launch Backyard Mythologies — an online and physical art gallery featuring the brilliant work of Julianne Eleanor right here in 3fe. 100% of all profits raised from the sales will go directly to Childline.
You can get involved in three ways:
1) Order a print or original of your favourite piece
2) Send in a donation directly to our fundraising page
3) Come to the exhibition on March 31st, 7 PM, @ 3fe
Thanks for reading and hopefully we’ll see you on the 31st,