Shamrocker Adventures Charity Raffle

1st May 2009
Press Release

Ireland’s leading youth travel company, Shamrocker Adventures has raised €1324 through their first St. Patrick’s Charity Raffle. Three great charities – An Taisce, Children in Hospital Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society are the beneficiaries.

An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland is Ireland’s oldest charity protecting our built and natural heritage. Celebrating its 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary in 2008, An Taisce is an advocate for the quality of all life that works to protect Ireland’s rich and often undervalued natural and cultural heritage through heritage ownership, environmental education, partnership and improved national policies. We promote a holistic approach that encourages development to take place in harmony with heritage rather than with mitigation as an afterthought. At the heart of An Taisce’s objectives is the promotion of sustainable development in all facets of Irish life for future generations. An Taisce received €441.00 from Shamrocker Adventures.

Abby McSherry, PR Officer commented ‘An Taisce cares for 10,500 acres of unspoilt Irish countryside, including pristine bogs, dramatic offshore islands and heather clad mountains, we also manage 45 historic structures in 10 counties across this beautiful land. This property is held in trust for the Irish nation and it is really good to know that it is appreciated by visitors taking sustainable holidays such as those tourists with the Shamrocker company, who supported this vital fundraising project.’

Pete Duncan, Head of the Shamrocker Adventures Charity Team said, ‘This was our first ever St. Patrick’s Day charity raffle and are delighted at the generosity of our passengers. It is important to us that we give something back to the areas in which we operate.’