Cradle is a Non-Governmental Organisation working with children and community development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Thailand, Moldova and Cambodia. It is a registered charity, charity number CHY 10807.
Cradle's genesis emanated from a spontaneous reaction of a small group of people in Dublin, who were moved by the suffering of innocent children caught in the atrocities of the appalling war unfolding in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
This group responded by organising the first fund raising event in November 1992, which resulted in the first aid trucks to leave for Mostar in January 1993. What followed was a series of fund raising events, collections and aid deliveries for the next 18 months. It was the overwhelming response from the public that made it possible to deliver emergency humanitarian aid throughout the period of January 1993 through to the cease-fire in May 1994.
Join us in celebrating Norish Fest 2013
This unique event will be in Dublin from May 9th -12th with a little something for everyone.
Show your support for Cradle and our work and come along to Norish Sounds.
Norish Sounds is a mixture of folk song, folk music, medieval inspired music and big band music – performed by recognized and experienced artists.
Saturday 11th May 2013 @ 20:00 | Smock Alley Theater, Dublin
Proceeds from the events will contribute to Cradle's ongoing humanitarian efforts assisting children and their families in war torn and crisis hit regions.
The Cork to Galway Cycle, now in its 11th year is a two-day charity cycling event suitable for all levels of cyclist. From the person who is new to cycling and looking for a target to train for, to the experienced club cyclist who uses the event as a “training” weekend with full facilities provided and everyone in between. We are renowned for the facilities we provide for our cyclists. Nobody gets left behind on the Cork to Galway Cycle!
We cater for all levels of cyclist. However, a sensible level of
fitness and preparation is required to enable you to enjoy the weekend.
The more preparation you do, the more you will enjoy it.
We are renowned for the facilities we provide for our cyclists and this has been the key to the success of this event over the years.
• Two or more pit-stops per day with food and drinks supplied. Fresh sandwiches, soft drinks, water, fruit, etc.
To sign up for this event, the best of its kind in the country, go to www.cradlecycle.com and click “Register now” tab at the top of the page, fill in your details and pay your deposit online and you’re in. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your payment has cleared and you will receive a sponsorship card in the post within days of registration. You will also receive updates by email with information on the event in the weeks and days leading up to the event keeping you informed of plans for the event.
Registration for the event is open on www.cradlecycle.com website. You can also keep track of up-to-the-minute
news and progress on the event on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/cradlecycle You do not have to be signed up to facebook to view and browse the page.
The Lokomotiva handball club is not only a sports club for girls but it is a vital tool for community development and social inclusion in an otherwise divided post war city, where human and drug trafficking are rife.
Handball being a team game is crucially important for promoting equality and mutual respect for all nationalities and minority ethnic groups.
In order to support this project, a unique new amateur charity cycling event the “Cradle Six-Day Cycling Tour of Ireland” was launched by Munster Rugby stars, Ronan O’Gara and Doug Howlett. It started in Galway on Monday June 11th, the cycle continued through Longford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork and Limerick before finishing back in Galway on Saturday 16th.
130 Cyclist took part in this fantastic fundraiser
which helped Cradle to rebuild
Lokomotiva Sport Club in Mostar,
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This project is bringing children from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds together through sport. The Clubhouse was flattened during the war and after the war the parents and friends of Lokomotiva rebuilt it as best they could with the little money they had. Cradle is now financing the completion of the build by adding a second level to the building. The local contractor was given a task of building the shell and finishing the exterior.
In mid September a team of Irish building volunteers travelled to Mostar for two weeks and finished off the interior of the building. New ceilings, floors, rooms, bathrooms, electrics, heating and plumbing were built by Cradle’s volunteers.
The facility will be used as an accommodation area to host visiting teams that come to Mostar to play Lokomotiva. They can also hire out this facility to other clubs in the area thus creating an income for the club and making it self-sufficient for years to come.
All of us at Cradle and in Lokomotiva would like to thank sincerely these amazing people, who selflessly donated their money, skills and time to take part in this project:
Niall Kennedy ,William Maloney, Elaine Browne, Michael Mullen, Patrick Mescall, Neil McCarthy, Patrick Murphy, Noel Ormsby, Kelan Quinn, Philip Quinn, Paschal Cooney, Brendan Brady and Declan Prior