Tuesday 02 September 2014

Who’s your Paddy?!

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Calling all Paddys & Patties…

Support the Irish Youth Foundation and kick the Summer off  with the ‘Who’s Your Paddy’ event on the 26th May.

The venue is The Madison Restaurant & Bar which is on the rooftop of One New Change in the City of London. It is a spectacular venue which looks on to the dome of St. Pauls cathedral and benefits from a fantastic outdoor terrace. See the website for a glimspe… http://www.madisonlondon.net/

There will nibbles provided on the night (not a sit down meal!), a band followed by a DJ, as well as some surprises along the way.

How do get tickets:  The door will be operating a guest list system on the night. To reserve you and your guests please do so here.

What on earth is Who’s Your Paddy?

Who’s Your Paddy (WYP) is a group of Irish people (350 and counting) who are now working in the city of London and are in a daily forum connected by Bloomberg (Banking software system). We regularly meet for drinks but this is the first time we have organised a charity event and hence it’s the first time we are asking guests to prepay for tickets. This night is NOT only for existing members of WYP and we strongly encourage anyone to come along… So please bring your significant other, friends and family. The more the merrier and NO they don’t have to be Irish! Obviously there will be a strong contingent of Irish on the night and the proceeds of the night will be going to a very worthy Irish charity but please spread the word. If you have any Irish friends working/living in London (or even visiting on that particular night) please invite them along as the success of this night is dependant on you. We will be actively advertising the night to all industries and professions too so to avoid disappointment please reserve your name on the guest list promptly.

Why the Irish Youth Foundation?

 The IYF is a fantastic charity that will resonate with all the members of the WYP community. They were founded in 1989 by a small group of Irish men and women who were concerned about the consequences of heavy, sustained emigration from Ireland to Britain. In the decade of the 1980’s tens of thousands of young Irish people came to Britain to seek a new and better future, but many of these were unprepared for life in a different culture and environment. The IYF and its founders set out to raise money to support organisations and projects which aim to improve the lives of children and young Irish people under the age of 25 in both Britain and Northern Ireland who are socially, economically or culturally disadvantaged and assist them in leading a more integrated and fulfilling life. The grants that the IYF awards each year are decided upon by a special advisory board made up of experts in the sector. The IYF are currently supporting over 70 projects around the UK and Northern Ireland. Examples of types of projects this years grants went to are: Counselling and Psychotherapy Centres, Community Care Centres,  Irish Cultural Centres, Youth Centres, Refuge for Women and Children suffering domestic violence, Depression and Suicide Prevention Projects, Various Music, Art and Theatre Projects

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