MyIBA Climb 2017


Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre, Murrisk, Mayo, Ireland

Date: 15th Jul 2017

Event Details


Calling all Broker members & members of Insurance Industry, family & friends. Help us raise some much needed funds for Variety Ireland

We are delighted and excited to announce details on the Annual Charity event….. THE CLIMB!

Join with us and fellow brokers, Insurance Industry staff, friends and family on Saturday 15th July in Westport and Climb Croagh Patrick to raise funds and awareness for VARIETY IRELAND.




Who are Variety?

Variety – the children’s charity of Ireland was founded in 1951 and over the past sixty years it has helped disadvantaged children and those in need across the country.  Variety has made a real difference to the lives of children and their families, as a charity that is manned by volunteers the aim is to try and help those that come to the charity looking for assistance. It may be a school that needs to update a kitchen so that every child can start the day with a good breakfast or a family who need the funds to pay for something that will improve the quality of life of their child – from an item so small as a prosthetic eye to something as big as a wheelchair.

Variety in Ireland is part of an international charity that was founded on December 24th, 1928 in Pittsburgh when the manager of The Sheridan Theatre found an infant abandoned. Eleven men in the entertainment industry in Pittsburgh decided to underwrite the support and education of the baby girl called Catherine Variety Sheridan. From one child being helped in 1928 in one city, today the charity has touched the lives of millions of children in need the world over.

Every week Variety receive requests for funding from schools, special needs centers, and families. At present the demand for items from the Variety mobility programme which includes Trikes, Liberty Swings for children with mobility problems and Sunshine Coaches far outweighs supply. To date Variety Ireland has put fifty five Sunshine coaches on the road helping schools, hospitals and clubs get out and about helping to include disadvantaged and handicapped children in every day activity.

This year, MyIBA are working with Variety to organise regional fundraising goals for requests from families throughout the Country. We will follow up with a circular on this next week to explain this further.

We would like to thank our sponsors of the 2017 Annual Climb of Croagh Patrick. The climb is, as always, in memory of Dave McDermott, Hastings Insurance Group.

Thank you our main sponsors FBD Insurance for their support and assistance with this great event. Also thank you to our co-sponsors who are as follows:

  • Robertson Low
  • Premium Credit
  • Irish Broker Magazine
  • ITC Group
  • AON

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