The Care Trust Re-Fashion Sustainable Fashion Initiative

24th May 2021

The Care Trust is pleased to announce its collaboration with Re-Fashion and Littlewoods Ireland to bring their sustainable fashion on-line shopping experience to the Irish market.

Senan Mullins, Chief Executive Officer of The Care Trust said “We are delighted to join with Re-Fashion and Littlewoods Ireland in this Circular Economy initiative. The launch of this exciting on-line fashion experience will offer sustainable high quality fashion choices at great low prices. In addition, it gives every home in Ireland the opportunity to de-clutter their wardrobes and donate good quality items to The Care Trust to support our very worthy charities, CRC, Rehab Group and special charitable projects.”

The societal shift to a greener economy means that more and more Irish people want to reduce the amount of wearable clothes going to waste. This exciting circular economy initiative will give style-conscious shoppers the chance to buy and donate quality pre-loved clothing online, via www.re-fashion.ie . Since The Care Trust is a not-for-profit charity, all the proceeds generated will go to our beneficiaries, CRC, Rehab Group and special charitable projects.  

Steve Lyons, CEO of Re-Fashion, added: “If we’re going to head off a climate emergency, then the way we shop must change. And shoppers are crying out for more sustainable options. So, it makes perfect sense for us to partner with progressive organisations like Littlewoods Ireland and The Care Trust to give Irish shoppers a hassle free, affordable way of getting involved with sustainable fashion.”

According to the Irish Government, the average EU citizen buys 26kg of textiles every year. Almost half of this is eventually dumped in the bin and ends up either incinerated or in landfill. Shockingly, the fashion industry is the second most polluting in the world, after the oil industry.

Rossa Butler, Managing Director, Littlewoods Ireland, commented: “We recognise the key role that we can take in helping raise awareness towards clothing recycling. It’s important to provide our customers with a sustainable solution while supporting an Irish charity. This partnership with Re-Fashion and The Care Trust will achieve just that.”

Climate change is a top priority for all citizens and the European Commission has presented a package of measures designed to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The Care Trust and its partners support this ambition and believe giving new life to unwanted clothes is an important step towards achieving their shared vision of a Circular Economy and a world where every item of clothing is re-used and kept from being burned or dumped in landfill. 

For more information, visit www.re-fashion.ie and www.littlewoods.ie

28th July 2021

The Care Trust – Door-to-Door Fundraising resumes

Our door-to-door fundraising programme is now fully active following a period of Covid-19 lockdown. We continue to operate our 3 draws every month and an All-New Renault Clio car must be won in every draw. You can enter our monthly draws to support the important work of our Beneficiaries and have the chance to win cars and cash prizes by clicking on the blue CONTRIBUTE button on this site. Thanks to all our Contributors for your continuing support and encouragement. Please support our fundraisers who may call to your door.

https://www.thecaretrust.ie/donate/donation.php.

All over Ireland, people continue to help our good causes. We need your support now more than ever. On behalf of the CRC, Rehab and special charitable projects, we thank you for your generosity.

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The Care Trust has won the prestigious Good Governance Award for best Annual Report. Award Winners were announced at an event in the National Concert Hall on 14th November 2019

The Good Governance Awards are national awards that recognise and encourage adherence to good governance by non-profit organisations in Ireland. The awards were developed by Carmichael with the support of partners and leading national bodies in the non-profit sector.  A year ago, The Care Trust won the award for best Governance Initiative.

The Care Trust was proud to have been a finalist in the Published Accounts Awards 2019. This selection by the Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society, announced on 1st October 2019, recognises the quality of reporting in our latest published Annual Report. This is the second time in 3 years that we have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards.

Celebrating excellence in Annual Report presentation, the Published Accounts Awards have been encouraging companies to attain the highest standards in financial reporting for more than 40 years.

The Care Trust – Covid-19 Pandemic Level 5 Restrictions

Our door-to-door fundraising activities have been suspended in accordance with the Government’s Level 5 restrictions during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We continue to operate our 3 draws every month and a new Renault Clio car must be won in every draw. You can enter our monthly draws to support the important work of our Beneficiaries and have the chance to win cars and cash prizes by clicking on the blue CONTRIBUTE button on this site.

https://www.thecaretrust.ie/donate/donation.php.

All over Ireland, people continue to help our good causes. We need your support now more than ever. On behalf of the CRC, Rehab and special charitable projects, we thank you for your generosity.

Beneficiaries

Our beneficiaries, the Central Remedial Clinic, Rehab and special charitable projects benefit from funds provided by The Care Trust.

Our beneficiaries receive state funding and fund-raise directly themselves, however funds raised by The Care Trust funds are a very important source of extra funding which can be allocated to different projects as required.

The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC)

The Central Remedial Clinic – is a national organisation for the care, treatment and development of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities. Most clients attending the CRC have a congenital physical disability such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida or Erbs Palsy.


The Rehab Group

Investing in people, changing perspectives

The Rehab Group provides health and social care, training, education, rehabilitation and employment services for young people and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. It also offers assistance to people with mental health difficulties, autism and acquired brain injury. A range of essential services are also provided for older people, carers and others who are marginalised.

About

The Care Trust – Supporting CRC, Rehab and special charitable projects.

The Care Trust is owned on a 50/50 basis by The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) and Rehab and our evolution dates back over 50 years to when our parent bodies were founded. We are a not-for-profit organisation with registered charitable status. For over 50 years The Care Trust has been raising essential funds to support the work of our beneficiaries – the Central Remedial Clinic, Rehab and special charitable projects. Our work ensures that many thousands of children and adults with physical, medical or intellectual disabilities, those who are socially disadvantaged and those requiring medical care, have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and enjoy the same quality of life as everyone else Our beneficiaries receive state funding and also fundraise directly themselves. However the money provided by The Care Trust is hugely important as it is a vital source of extra funding which is allocated to a broad range of projects and services supporting children and adults. It is your contributions and support that allows our beneficiaries to continue their work and have a lasting impact on thousands of people and their families across Ireland availing of services in Health care, Social care, Rehabilitation & employment and to children and adults with disabilities.

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