first_img Howard Lake | 5 March 2007 | News £500,000 charity challenge kicks off in Ireland Tagged with: Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charity events company I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS has kicked off its twelve-month charity challenge around Ireland when it hopes to raise over £500K for a number of causes. Charity adventure events are planned for towns and cities across Ireland over the next twelve months with the first expected to attract up to 500 people at the Brunswick Superbowl in Derry over the weekend of Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st of April 2007. Over 200 friends and family will compete in the city’s largest-ever charity bungee jump. Former Miss UK and now international model Lucy Evangelista popped back from her current base in Australia to help launch the charitable initiative. Lucy will be jumping on Saturday 31st March in Derry for Foyle Search and Rescue. Advertisementcenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A similar event, with additional challenges including city abseiling, will be taking place in Belfast in June and in a number of towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic. Dean Langasco, Director of Belfast-based I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS commented: We have had fantastic support from the people of Northern Ireland so far and would encourage anyone who wants to be involved in our charity challenge to get in touch as soon as possible. Register with us online at www.ilovemondays.net or call 02890 693413 for information about the many events planned up and down the island of Ireland.To make it straightforward for participants, as well as an easy-to-complete sponsorship form, I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS will be providing books of prize draw tickets, kindly assisted by sponsor STA Travel Belfast and Contiki Travel, to give to your friends, family and colleagues in exchange for sponsorship. Refer-a-friend prizes are also available for getting more people to take part. Prizes include: rally driving for two, a luxury pamper day at Nirvana and a three day shopping trip to New York courtesy of STA Travel Belfast. Bungee jumpers need to raise a minimum of £230 for one of the following charities below to take part for free – Autism Initiatives, Mencap, The NI Cancer Fund for Children, Cooperation Ireland, Disability Action, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust, Age Concern, Special Olympics, Foyle Search and Rescue, Ulster Cancer Foundation, British Red Cross, Simon Community and Depaul Trust. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more