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2011, ah the memories

2011January is planning time! Resolutions, timetables and thinking ahead. So while we’re doing this we’ve also been reflecting on our highlights of 2011.

Note to self

Invading dozens of college campuses, we took our Note to self campaign on the road. We met thousands of people to spread the word about and sent your positive messages to you with our postcard campaign.

Film competition

We launched the first Inspire A Generation film competition in June 2011. There was an amazing response with so many talented young Irish filmmakers entering.

In November we hosted an awards night in the exclusive Denzille Cinema where we screened the winning videos. Check out our video of the night and see the winning entries.


At the very swanky Google offices we held a fundraising workshop in June. One of our board members, John Foong, who works for Google, gave us some valuable insights on the day.  
We held a community awareness workshop for volunteers in October. Carl and Pia from Fleishman Hillard taught us a thing or two about community engagement in their offices.

Comedy night

At the Sugar Club we got our giggle on in July. As well we raising money for, we got to hang out with our amazing volunteers and supporters and met four awesome comedians. The very generous comedians Fred Cooke, Shazwanda, Jack Wise and Eric Lalor were all hilarious on the night and gave us some tips about getting through tough times.


Our friends, the Rubberbandits, put on a gig in Dolans Warehouse in Limerick and donated all the proceeds to Yes, they are our friends, listen to them on the Tom Dunne show earlier that day.

Kings of concrete

July means one thing, Dublin’s Civic Offices is filled with boards, bikes, balls, beats and street art for Kings of concrete. was there again in 2011 with our “shoot the hoops” competition. Heaps of fun was had and we put up some wicked murals too.


Although we’re gutted it’s taking a break this year we’re still reliving the craic we had at Oxegen ’11 giving it welly. We also ran into the awesome Laura Whitmore, Dan O Reilly from the Coronas and model and television presenter Glenda Gilson. Here’s the proof.

Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) mural

In August, along with some of our amazing volunteers we invaded the IADT campus with spray paint in hand. With the help of dozens of IADT students and the students union we tagged the campus with a massive tag and got to spread the word about too.

None of these events would have been possible without our inspiring volunteers. You guys rock!
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