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Ireland Is Giving Back This Christmas - Here’s How You Can Help Too

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Ireland Is Giving Back This Christmas - Here’s How You Can Help Too

Christmas, as we all know, is a time for giving. For helping out those less fortunate. For showing you care. That's why we've drawn up a list of the best ways that you help out charities across Ireland at this time of year.

GoFundMe just named Ireland as the most generous place on Earth per capita, and that was for 2020 so far - there's still another two weeks of giving left in us, so here's where we can start.

Usually on LAD Ireland, we like to give you a new musical act to keep an eye on about this time of the week, so in that spirit, let's tip the hat to Robbie Doyle. The Dublin-based musician has released a single "Happy in Love (It's Christmas)", with all profits going to Suicide or Survive, a mental health charity. You can buy it here.

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Sticking with singing, the Dublin Simon Community are organising an event for this week that will see a mass singalong - they're even appearing on the Late Late Show this Friday night with a raft of Irish stars from Glen Hansard to Shane MacGowan to Bono and more. The charity, who work with people experiencing homelessness & housing insecurity, would usually have a public busking session on Grafton Street in Dublin amid the Christmas shopping rush, but this year will take their campaign online and nationwide. You can support them by buying on their Simon Stars here.

The adage goes that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas, and you can help dogs all over the country this festive season thanks to Dogs Trust Ireland. They've been running awareness campaigns about puppy farms, caring for dogs that people got in lockdown and now they are selling doggy-themed gifts that can help you to help them keep the good work up well into 2021. Their site is here and their gifts are absolutely adorable.

Topics: Ireland, Charity

Mike Wood
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