Rose Week

Rose Week is our National Fundraising week and we are appealing for your support to help raise vital funds for our support services; public awareness & advocacy campaigns; education and training resources and research activities.

Our fundraising efforts across the week will be taking place online and we have outlined below some ways how you can help support our work! If you want to get involved, want to pitch a virtual event or have any questions, please contact fundraising@epilepsy.ie

Plant a Virtual Rose!

Traditionally Rose Week would be characterised by our wonderful volunteers selling Rose Pins in communities across Ireland. Unfortunately that can't happen this year with the ongoing situation with COVID-19.....BUT...we have an alternative! You can now Plant a Virtual Rose in your county to show your support. Remember that sharing is caring so if you've planted your Rose in your home county, remember to share with family & friends on your socials! Plant your virtual Rose now!

'Donate' your socials! 

Social media is so important to our fundraising efforts during Rose Week so if you can change your pictures on your channels to share your support for #RoseWeek, it would be greatly appreciated. We have designed different images for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin. You can either change your cover photo, your profile picture or share a post with your friends and family showing your support for Rose Week. This can help enhance our reach considerably. If changing your profile images in support of Rose Week or sharing a post, be sure to tag us. You can download the supporting images for Rose Week 2021 by visiting the following Dropbox link. 

Devise a virtual challenge!Graphics outlining all the ways a person can get involved in Rose Week - planting a rose on the map; using their socials; speaking about our service; donating via text; taking part in a virtual challenge!

Undertaking a special challenge is a fantastic way to help raise funds for our work. We have some suggestions on some challenges that can help raise awareness and funds below:

  • Clock up those KMS and get together with friends and family to walk or run 40km in recognition of the 40,000 people living with epilepsy in Ireland today!  
  • Complete 2,000 push-ups collectively with friends and family in recognition of the number of new diagnoses of epilepsy every year!
  • Complete 50 star jumps every day in recognition of the fact that there are over 50 types of seizures!

If you are holding a fundraiser in support of our work, we would suggest that you host this on Facebook as we receive 100% of the donations and funds are automatically transferred to us – ensuring you can focus solely on your challenge! Already we have volunteers taking on challenges in support of our work - as you can see from Lorraine's facebook fundraiser!

Share your story

If you have been positively impacted by our work, Rose Week is the perfect time to share your experience with others and encourage them to support our work. Key to public understanding of what we do is the real people and families who have used our service. If you are willing to share your experience of Epilepsy Ireland to help our fundraising efforts for Rose Week, we’d love to hear from you. You can share your story via video or by writing a short personal account for our website and social media channels - just like Sarah Dromey has done! We would of course be more than willing to help assist you with this. If you are interested in assisting with this aspect of our campaign, please get in touch with our Advocacy & Communications Manager Paddy on pmcgeoghegan@epilepsy.ie

#7ReasonsWhy

If you need to know why its important to support our work this #RoseWeek, or need to provide further information to family or friends about Epilepsy Ireland, share our #7ReasonsWhy article with them to show the impact their donations can make to our work towards a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy. 

Drop us a text!

Finally, one of the easiest ways to support our work is through a simple text. Simply text “ROSES” to 50300 to donate €4 and encourage friends and family to do likewise. (100% of your donation will go to Epilepsy Ireland. Some mobile operators charge VAT so a minimum of €3.25 will go directly to Epilepsy Ireland. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278)

#RoseWeek #RW2021 - Thank you for your continued support!