The GAA has announced its list of official charities for the year ahead.
Each year a number of local and national charities are selected to benefit from a range of donation and promotion opportunities working with the Association.
This ranges from an overall contribution from the GAA as well as the chance to collect around Croke Park and other grounds on major match days.
The five charities selected for 2018 are spread across the country with three local groups caring for end of life matters, one for children with a profound disability and one assisting in international aid.
• Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation
• Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care Fund
• Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
• Concern Worldwide
• Kerry Hospice Foundation
Each of the designated charities will receive a €20,000 donation from the GAA.
This is part of an on-going GAA initiative stretching back to 2010 that has seen the GAA select a number of specific charitable organisations and foundations each year in a bid to assist them in raising awareness about their work and also champion them in their fund-raising efforts throughout the coming year.
“We are pleased to confirm the GAA Official Charities for 2018 and look forward to working with them in the coming months to help promote the excellent work they do,” said GAA president John Horan.
“Assisting organisations who undertake charitable work fits with the values of the GAA and I hope the relationship with us helps shine a light on the tireless work they do for the benefit of others.”
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