Kildare Ladies Gaelic Football and The Carers Association have teamed up for the ‘Together for Carers’ fund-raising campaign and the launch was held in the Hotel Keadeen last week.
The campaign has specially created St Patrick’s Day ribbons for sale across Kildare in retail outlets, shopping centres and for sale through volunteers.
Priced at just €2, all proceeds will go to help Kildare’s family carers.
The campaign also aims to reflect the community work of both organisations in Kildare.
“The Ladies Gaelic Football County Boards and Clubs work tirelessly with youth in the community and we are very happy that they are volunteering to sell our specially created St Patrick’s Day ribbons in Kildare,” said fundraising manager Anette McCaul.
“We urge people to support this campaign to raise vital funds for family carers.”
Meanwhile The Carers Association are urging Kildare to recognise the work of their local carers by nominating them for the Carers of the Year Award 2012.
There are 5,961 Carers in Kildare providing 140,975 hours of care in the home each week to frail older people, people with disabilities, those terminally ill and with special needs.
The Carers of the Year Awards and Young Carer of the Year Award 2012, celebrates the dedication shown by family carers, to providing care in the home to their loved ones.
To nominate your chosen family carer for the Carers of the Year Awards 2012 see www.carersireland.com or drop in to your local centre in Newbridge.