Gaelic Lions Charity Events
Singapore Gaelic Lions Support The PREDA Foundation
A very successful event which saw the Gaelic Lions and friends raise over $5000 for the PREDA FOUNDATION in the Philippines. Thanks to our wonderful Quiz master, Bowler, who entertained us for hours and filled in when technical difficulties prevailed – you da best!
AP Lions Team @ Singapore Marathon - December 2008:
89 runners took to the streets to raise money at the marathon for the Singapore Heart Foundation. The run was in honour and rememberance of our great friend Alan Power of course. The total raised by the team stands upwards of $31,000!!! .. To read more click here
Keep on Giving to this good cause @ www.myheart.org.sg and click on Donate Now!
Habitat for Humanity Build project - Batam Indonesia - June 2008:
For the 2nd year running we sent a team to Batam to participate in a Habitat build. The teams got a taste of life in Batam and a great day was had. To see more - click here
More information is available at: www.habitat.org.sg
Guinness Asian Gaelic Games - June 2007
As part of the organisation of the Asian Gaelic Games, held in Singapore from the 22nd to 24th June - we also ran a Lucky Draw and used sales of the games t-shirts and programmes to raise money for Special Olympics Singapore and the Hope Foundation. In all, over S$6,000 was raised, equally split between the two charities. Thank you to Rachel Cavanagh and Kellie McManus for their efforts.
Habitat for Humanity Build Project - 24th November 2007
On Nov 24th 2007, a team of 17 club members went to Batam to participate in a Habitat for humanity Build Project.
to see how it went....
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organisation which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from teh world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labour and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families and no profit, finance with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more habitat houses. More information is available at: www.habitat.org.sg
Standard Chartered Marathon - 2nd December 2007
On 2nd December, 28 of the Gaelic Lions Finest took to the mean streets of Singapore to run various distances at the Singapore Marathon. We are delighted to announce that we have raised over our target of $16,000!!!! to aid Special Olympics Singapore...
to read more!!
Special Olympics Athletes and the Gaelic Lions:
On Monday, October 15th, 10 of the SGL crew's finest athletes participated in a joint training session with the Special Olympics athletes at Bishan Stadium. After some initial warm up drills, the participants were put through their paces with a set of interval running drills capably led out by Lincoln Palmer (not quite resemblin Brian Habana) and Siobhan Carmody. Once recovered, a light introduction to the basic pincipals of Gaelic football was led by Paul P, a contradiction in itself - and the rest of the attending Lions and Lionesses. A highlight of the eveneng was seeing some of the SO athletes hand passing and soloing with the ball.
The training was a great event for all involved, and thanks goes to the organiser and new mom, Denise Glennon as well as Tracy Clemmer who has nurtured a great relationship with the SO committee.
While only a short time commitment, the event reminded all of the importance and proximity of our clubs chosen charity. SGL intends to raise money for the Special Olympics during the upcoming marathon event. All efforts to support the cause are appreciated.
In addition to promoting Gaelic football, the club also focuses on contributing to local charities. Over recent years, the club has donated S$10,000 to the Singapore Special Olympics, S$5,000 to Habitat For Humanity Singapore, S$11,000 to the Singapore Cancer Society, and together with the Singapore St. Patrick’s Society, raised over S$20,000 for Tsunami relief efforts.
Singapore Gaelic Lions are proudly sponsored by: