One for Ireland has announced a new partnership with the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) for their 2017 fundraising campaign taking place this May Bank Holiday
weekend (Friday 28th April – Monday 1st May). The RAI has come on board to encourage hotels, restaurants and cafés across Ireland to participate in raising funds for young people in Ireland, this year’s campaign is focusing on the growing epidemic of mental health issues among Irish young people. Members of the RAI nationwide are encouraged to allow customers to add €1 to their bill across the four days of the May Bank Holiday. 100% of all funds raised will go directly to seven charity projects across the country working to benefit young people’s mental health and help young people experiencing mental health issues.
This year the One for Ireland team, asssisted by Lions Clubs throughout the country, aim to build on the success of last year’s campaign which raised almost €200,000 for youth homelessness.
Currently 500 retailers and 20 members of the hospitality industry have signed up for 2017 and the volunteer group wants to bring this number to a total of 1,500 in order to raise as much funding as possible for youth mental health. The Restaurants Association of Ireland hope that their involvement in this campaign will encourage members to sign up and help One for Ireland raise much needed funds for youth mental health.