At about twelve years old I started working with and helping out with local animal charities, volunteering, fundraising etc., it was this work, very early on which instilled in me the belief that we all have a part to play. It was in Transition Year in high school, I began working with people/service users within some local charities. I worked with the elderly and with Irish Traveller children also, helping them with their homework and play after school. From there I started doing collections for local shelters and raising awareness for local organisations.

I truly believe that charity starts at home and it really is our duty to help those in crisis or in need – human AND animal. Here are a list of the organisations I currently work with and support and for one reason or another are very close to my heart. If you have any questions regarding this post, please pop me an email.


COPE Galway

COPE Galway work to improve the quality of life for people affected by homelessness, women, and children affected by domestic violence and older people in the community. They run shelters and refuges all over Galway city and work to help all people in crisis in Galway. COPE Galway alway run the Community Catering (Meals On Wheels) in Galway which is an amazing service providing hot, ready to eat meals for those who need them.

Donate Here Text COPE to 50300 to donate


Cystic Fibrosis Hospital Project Galway

Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project is a dedicated group of volunteers aiming to improve facilities and resources for 84 pediatric and adults who attend the Cystic Fibrosis units in Galway University Hospital. Living with CF is extremely tough and challenging for patients and so the Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project work to make things a little easier for people in Galway.

Donate Here to Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project

13439078_1044222158947287_5733288027456412584_n-1Pictured here with the CF Team in Galway Irene the Physiotherapist, Dr. O’Mahoney, Mary Lane Hennaghan of CF Galway and my treasured best friend, Eva Davin presenting the cheque of funds we raised at our Annual 65 Roses Coffee Morning. 


PhaNgan Animal Care for Strays,  Koh PhaNgan, Thailand

PhaNgan Animal Care for Strays (PACS) is a non-profit organisation on the island of Koh PhaNgan in Thailand.  PACS provides nursing and hospital care for stray, temple and wild animals that need medical assistance. Read about my experience here.

Donate Here



MADRA Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue & Adoption – Galway

MADRA is a volunteer-run organisation dedicated to finding new homes for unwanted, neglected, abused and abandoned dogs. MADRA actively support, encourage and promote neutering of pet dogs as an ethical solution to the over-population and killing of dogs in Ireland.

Donate Here or  text MADRA to 50300 (€4)



Lanta Animal Care, Koh Lanta, Thailand

Lanta Animal Welfare is a non-profit charity based on Koh Lanta, Thailand. LAW is dedicated to improving the lives of all animals, relieving pain and suffering. LAW strive to raise awareness of the hardship of homeless, sick, and injured animals, the benefits of adopting an animal in need, and their mission to end the homeless animal crisis. Read about my experience here.

Donate Here to LAW

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

~ Booker T. Washington

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