at the Cork
( 46 days to go!)
he Irish Discworld Convention is a not-for-profit organisation, which means that all profits above what we need to organise the next convention are donated to charity. On top of this, we also host several fundraising events (most notably our grand Charity Auction). The charities we will be supporting this time are:
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, who have been the main recipient of our charity donations ever since the first Irish Discworld Convention — not just due to the ‘embuggerance’ itself, but also because this charity helps so many Irish people in many ways, whether it's directly helping the sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer’s themselves, or by helping their friends and family come to grips with the seemingly-hopless situation.
Save Our Sons And Daughters (SOSAD), who are a charity dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and providing support to suicidal people and those whose lives have been greatly affected by the suicide of a loved one. Mental health and suicide are very difficult subjects that are often stigmatised or trivialised, and we at IDWCon want to ‘Be More Terry’ by supporting a more open and caring environment for all the people whose lives have been profoundly changed by such suffering.
Bumbleance, who are a local charity who provides ambulances for sick children, especially those who are seriously ill or suffer from long-term illnesses. Using ambulances specially outfitted with the latest technology, the charity works to ensure that the journey is as fun, comfortable and safe as possible for the child. IDWCon has teamed up with our venue, the Cork International Hotel (a Partner of Bumbleance), to try to improve the lives of at least some of the next generation of Discworld readers.