February 26, 2015
The VHI Women's Mini Marathon is the biggest all women's event of its kind in the world. Since 1983, nearly 780,000 women have entered the event.
It will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st June 2015.
Start Time: 2pm (we'll all be meeting at the One In Four offices beforehand)
Participants in their zone areas by 1.30pm
Entry will open on 11th February 2015
Closing date Friday 17th April 2015 (or earlier depending on numbers)
We would love for you to join the One In Four team running the women's mini marathon, and help us raise badly needed funds for survivors of sexual abuse.
You can register here: Online Entry
And then please let us know you've entered so we can send you a t-shirt and sponsorship details.
February 4, 2015
The Children’s Rights Alliance today welcomed the appointment Dr Niall Muldoon as Ireland’s second Ombudsman for Children. The Ombudsman for Children was recruited through the Public Appointments Commission with children involved every step of the way.
Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said today that:
“Under the ten-year tenure of Emily Logan, the Ombudsman for Children has become an important vehicle for delivering legal and social change for children. As the former Director of Investigations, Dr Muldoon will be in a great position to hit the ground running and ensure that the Office continues its vital work.
Dr Muldoon will be the second children’s ombudsman since the office was established in 2004. We hope that under his leadership the office of the Ombudsman for Children will build on its success over the past decade and work to create a culture of children’s rights. The key challenge for the Office is to bring about systematic change particularly at administrative level where critical decisions about children’s lives are made every day.
The Children’s Rights Alliance wishes Dr Muldoon well and looks forward to working with him in his new role.”
One In Four are proud to be members of the Children's Rights Alliance.
For press inquiries, contact Julie Ahern at the Children’s Rights Alliance on 01 662 9400 or mobile: 087 653 1069.
February 4, 2015
This is a charity gig you can't miss...
The UBand (with Special Guest Don O'Connor) supported by UnderCover.
Music, Food, Drinks and Craic!
Live at The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1
Thursday 5th March
Doors open 7.30pm, Show 8.15pm
Tickets €15 with all profits going to the amazing charities One In Four Ireland and Depaul.
YOU CAN BUY TICKETS HERE or by contacting Simon on 01 662 4070 or email@example.com
January 5, 2015
I don't know about you, but I'm finding it hard to be back at work. Even though I love my job and I'm surrounded by amazing people it can be hard after the Christmas and New Year break.
So to get myself motivated this morning I went and read through the writings of some of One In Four's clients.
I found a poem, and I thought I would share it with you in the hope that it might brighten up a gloomy January day for you too.
I cannot say I know what you are going through
Honestly, I do not know, I have not a clue
But what I do know is life moves on
And with every bit of pain you become strong
Our lives are lived perpetually in hope
Dry your tears and you will soon cope
I promise there is a light at the end of this road
That will ease your mind and nourish your soul
So leave your hurt and fears on the floor
And thank God for One In Four
I hope you have a happy and healthy 2015.
All the best,
December 3, 2014
“It took me 10 years to finally realise I couldn’t get better or
move on and have a real life without someone’s help.”
Every day someone like Georgina walks through our doors.
Abused, more often than not, by someone they know and trusted. Traumatised. Confused. And when they take the brave decision to reach out, they need someone there for them.
But right now, there are still dozens of men and women like Georgina on our waiting list. You can be there for them. With a generous gift of €50 you can give the help and the support they need.
As Georgina explains, "I was terrorised and entrapped as a child against my will. Much of my adult experience of life had at its core terror and anxiety.”
“In my darkest hours I thought there was absolutely no way through. I believed that happy endings were for others and that the pain, terror and anxiety I felt were just too difficult to work through.”
“However, there is a way through and I am living proof of that.”
“I availed of One in Four’s group therapy. I met some very courageous people in the group. I took heart from hearing that other people’s experiences were similar to my own. With the help of professional psychotherapists, I was able to express my feelings and memories associated with abuse."
Asking for help can be the hardest thing in the world.
You have probably experienced that in your own life. Sometimes we all need help, but it can be difficult to ask. Do you remember ever feeling too scared to ask? Do you remember feeling embarrassed? Do you remember the fear that you would be ignored?
Every day survivors of sexual abuse visit or phone us here at One In Four and ask for help. And thanks to support from people like you, they will get help.
Now I’m writing to ask you for help.
You helped someone before. Will you do it again?
Will you reach out to help one more person? Will you make a very generous donation of €50 today?
Right now there are so many people on our waiting list – men and women who are suffering every day because of the sexual abuse and violence they experienced as a child.
Will you give them that help this Christmas?
These are someone’s sister or brother - someone’s son or daughter- who have taken the brave step of asking for help. But too many of them will sit on our waiting list for too long – because we cannot afford to see them all right now.
Your donation of €50, or whatever you can afford, will go towards making sure each man and woman that reaches out will get the help that they deserve.
“The very bad things that happened to me aren’t gone and can’t be forgotten. But they can be understood and accepted.”
“I am now living my life rather than suffering it.
The memories are becoming just that…memories.”
Your Christmas gift will give survivors of sexual abuse like Georgina the help and support they need to function, live and hope again.
You will change someone’s life.
You will help someone live again.
You’ve been so generous in the past with your support for survivors of sexual abuse. And because of you there is a man or woman beginning to see light where there once was darkness. Because of you there is hope.
Please. Please click here and make a donation today.
Thank you so much for reading this far. I hope you and your loved ones will have a very happy and healthy Christmas.
Head of Fundraising
One In Four Ireland