Paying it Forward
We are bursting with excitement. This day has been a long time in the making and we have huge news to share with you all.
Each month we will be working with a different and very deserving charity. We will donate €2 of EVERY ITEM sold on our website to the designated Charity for that month. This month, October, we are working with Barnardos. Barnardos holds a special place in my heart because I have two children, and I know that their childhood memories will shape the men they become. It is so vital for all children to feel safe and secure in their childhood and Barnardos works very hard to make this happen for so many children here in Ireland.
We all face adversity in life and mine came to me as a young adult in a foreign Country. When my eldest son was 3 months old, my marriage was crumbling and my husbands answer to this was to take off with my son and hold him from me for 23 days. I was 21 years old at the time and 3000 miles from home and everyone who loved me. I had $500 to my name, no job and nowhere to live. It was an horrific time and one that has left a scar but with the help and support of my family and friends, I was able to fight for my son and get him back. My family jumped to my aid. They hired a lawyer, they flew out to be with me. They enabled me to make a new life with my son. Without their support, I don’t even want to think about how my story might have ended.
Everyone needs help at some point of their lives but not everyone is as fortunate as I was to have a built in support system. My son had me to support him and I had my family. That is why I have decided to work with these charities, in the hope that people who need help can find it.
World Food Day is Saturday, October 16th and we have decided to highlight this issue by supporting Barnardos. 26.1% of all poverty in Ireland consists of children under the age of 16. No child in our society should have to go hungry. Barnardos work with children and their families across Ireland facing hunger and homelessness. As the numbers of people living below the poverty line rises, Barnardos needs more and more support. Rowan Beg are proud to be a part of that. It is a small gesture to show our solidarity with these children, our appreciation to the amazing team at Barnardos and a chance to evaluate our own lives and be grateful.