2nd November, 2012

Charity Dinner 2012

Date : 2nd November, 2012

The Ireland Fund of Germany
request the pleasure of your company at a

Charity Dinner

Hosted by H.E. Dr Eckhard Lübkemeier,
German Ambassador to Ireland, and his wife Anne
Guest of Honour
Caitriona Fottrell
Vice President and Director Ireland

7.30 pm  Cocktail Reception  
8.30 pm  Dinner

Black Tie

This year‘s Charity Dinner is for Dadale
Belcamp Integrated Childcare Services.

DARNDALE BELCAMP INTEGRATED CHILDCARE SERVICES is a community centre which caters for 267
children in Dadale/Belcamp, a disadvantaged
community in north Dublin with
high levels of unemployment, low educational
attainment and myriad social issues.
This excellent childcare centre is seeking
funding for four key programme areas:
1. Maintenance of the Therapeutic Play
Skills Project for the most vulnerable
children experiencing trauma or developmental
delay. Some children have
experienced violence at home, including
a parent’s death by suicide, overdose or

2. Investment in the pre-school rooms and
the “School Readiness“ project. The
community has high levels of functional
illiteracy and the centre provides a dedicated
resource to help children lea
to read.

3. Provision of relevant training for staff
and parents to build on their skills. The
Childcare Centre is one of the biggest
employers in the area, and the majority
of staff are from the community.

4. The Centre is also seeking funding for
trips for children attending the afterschool
programme, many of whom
would not have previously ventured out
of the Dadale/Belcamp area.

is currently Director Ireland and Vice President
of The Ireland Funds. Prior to working
with The Ireland Funds in Dublin,
Caitriona was Vice President and Director
of Development for The American Ireland
Fund based in Boston, where she led the
successful Hope and History Campaign
to raise $100 million. She also serves on
the Board of ICTR and on the Forum on
Philanthropy. Caitriona is a native of Co.
Galway and a graduate from University
College Galway and Boston University.