Fundraising Opportunities Page

Helping to Raise Funds for
 Western Care Services & Supports! 

Fundraising Opportunities for You:
  • Annual Door to Door Collection - Become a Door to Door Collector or get involved with a local Voluntary Branch of Western CareClick here for branch locations.
  • Clothing Recycling: Clear out your wardrobe and take your unwanted clothes, household textiles like curtains, quilt covers, etc, to one of our recycling banks located throughout the county.
  • Mobile Phone Recycling:  drop in your old, unused mobile phone and charger to Western Care head office or centres located throughout the county.
  • Run a Table Quiz, in your local pub, hall, community, we can supply questions & materials, etc
  • Hold a Community BBQ, Music Nights, Karaoke, Bowling, Race Night, Card Game, etc
  • Organise a Charity Walk, Run, Cycle, etc
  • Join Lough Lannagh Fitness Centre, mention Western Care & get a Discount for You & for Us!
Participate in or Support:
  • Any of the events outlined in the calendar of events such as:
  • Marathons: Dublin City Marathon, London Marathon, Achill Half Marathon, Dingle Marathon, etc
  • Mini Marathons: West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon, Westaro (formerly Balla 10K), Flora Mini Marathon, etc
  • Challenges: Gael Force, Croagh Patrick Climb, Westport Golf Classics, Enniscrone Golf Competition, etc
  • Monster €10,000 Bingo: Come along and play in our Monster Bingo, supporting Western Care and be in with the chance to win some cash or a prize in the raffle!
  • Any of the events outlined in the calendar of events
  • Prizes for Raffles & Events: gift vouchers, wine hampers, furniture, etc
  • Sponsor Green Fees or  Sponsor a Green or a Tee at one of our golf competitions, etc
  • Sponsor an Event: Candlelight Ball, Mini Marathon’s

Purchase Western Care Items:
  • Christmas Cards: available in various shops throughout the county or from our head office and centres (will be available to purchase online soon)
    Christmas Trees: available at the VTC, Castlebar Tel: 094 90 29161 (Beside Swimming Pool, back of Hospital entrance)
  • Western Care’s Book: “Celebrating 40 Years”
  • Moy Chocolates: beautiful assortment of handmade chocolates that can be bought all year round. Special Gift Boxes/Hampers, Easter, Christmas Treats, Wedding favours, also available. Located in Ballina Tel: 096-73393.
  • Carrowbeg Candles: colourful handmade candles of all shapes & sizes can be purchased all year round.  Special candles and arrangments can be made for Wedding Favours, Gifts, Hampers, Easter, Christmas, etc. Located in Westport Tel:098-26873.
  • Trolley Coin Key-rings: Both €2 & €1 trolley coins together on one key-ring suitable for use with shopping trolleys at Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes, Tesco, etc! Also ideal gifts!
  • Tickets: for Concerts, Fashions Shows, Candlelight Ball, Bingo, Spring & Summer Draws, for details of upcoming events see events calendar!  

Once Off or Regular Donations can be made by any of the following options: 
  • By Phone: contact the fundraising department on 094 90 29136/144
  • Online: Donations can be made safely and securely through iDonate
  • Directly to our Bank Account: Call in to any branch of Bank of Ireland and make a donation to Western Care's Fundraising Bank Account.  You can nominate a particular service or centre to benefit, just ask the bank to note your comments which will appear on our statements. Contact the Fundraising Department for Details.
  • Set up a Standing Order Organise a Payroll Deduction through wages & salaries department at work, you decide on the amount.
  • Donations in lieu of Wedding FavoursInstead of giving wedding favours to their guests the Bride and Groom may make a charitable donation to Western Care Association. We will provide a suitable acknowledgement of this donation that can be placed on your guests’ tables on your Wedding Day. 
  • Donations in lieu of FlowersMany families now request donations to charity in lieu of funeral flowers. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Western Care Association in this way. If you are asking for donations to Western Care Association in lieu of funeral flowers we can send you personalised envelopes which will allow those attending to discretely make their donation. If you would like some envelopes please contact the fundraising office. If you wish to make a donation in memory of a deceased relation or friend you can do so online through PayPal or via the mycharity website. Please include a contact name and address for the family of the deceased to enable us to notify them of your donation. 
  • Charitable Bequests: Why not include a legacy or bequest to Western Care Association in your will? The bequest can be for a specific amount of money, a specific asset, a percent of the estate or the residuary estate and can be allocated to a specific Western Care service or Group Home.  Please contact your solicitor or the Fundraising department for further details.
  • Important Notice: Regarding all donations, please remember, you can nominate a specific centre, group home, service, to benefit from the proceeds. You may also qualify for Tax Relief. 

Fundraising Ideas for Schools:
  • Bag Packing Days: Get your school/class/year involved in a bag packing day in a local supermarket, Western Care can arrange and provide T-shirts and collection buckets, etc
  • Bounce-athon: Sign up to take part in our Annual Bounceathon which takes place in national schools across the county in May.
  • Mobile Phone Recycling: Host a recycling bin on your school premises and encourage, students, teachers, parents, friends to donate old unwanted mobile phones!
  • Cash for Clobber Recycling Scheme:  Earn cash for your school and for Western Care.  See website for further details.
Fundraising Ideas for Companies/Clubs/Organisations:
  • Golf Classics: enter a team, sponsor a green or a tee or donate green fees as a prize, sponsor a prize for the winners or raffle, make a donation towards costs, sponsor t-shirts, caps, umbrellas, golf gear, etc – get your logo out there!
  • Christmas Cards: Purchase our Christmas Cards which can be reprinted to include company logo, details etc for you to send to your clients, associates, club members, etc
  • Donations: Once off donations may qualify for Tax Relief. Arrange staff payroll deductions, easy to set up through Wages & Salaries Dept or HR. Donations in lieu of Christmas Cards
  • Sponsor an Event: T-shirts for Mini Marathon, Golf Bags/Caps, Wine for the Candlelight Ball Fundraiser, financial donations. 
  • Particpate in an Event: organise for a group to take part in any challenges, marathons or mini marathons outlined above.
  • Organise an Event: Charity Cycle, Swim, Card Game, Table Quiz, Bowling Night, BBQ, Golf Competition,Tea/Coffee Morning, etc
  • Purchase Tickets or Table at our: Candlelight Ball, Fashion Show’s, Spring & Summer Draws.
  • Support our local Businesses: Order a handmade Chocolate or Candle Hamper (Moy Chocolates (Ballina) & Carrowbeg Enterprises (Westport)
Contact Us:  

Joe Brett
Fundraising Manager
Tel: 094 90 29136
Mobile: 087-2338570
Teresa Ward
Development Officer
Tel: 094 90 29174
Mobile: 087 2467857
Sarah Mongan
Admin Support - Fundraising
Tel: 094 90 29144
Naomi Tiernan
Admin Support - Development
Tel: 094 90 29120