St Joseph's 'Breakfast Club' is a big winner


St Joseph's 'Breakfast Club' is a big winner
David Lynch @DundalkDemocrat

This year’s Cheerios Childline Breakfast takes place from October 17th-21st, when people around Ireland are encouraged to host or attend a breakfast in aid of Childline, or make a donation by text.

St Joseph’s NS Breakfast Club has organised a breakfast in Dundalk to raise funds for the campaign and are busy getting ready for the event.

As Ireland’s only 24-hour service for Children, ISPCC Childline believes that every child, every morning, deserves to Rise and Shine. Funds raised through Cheerios Childline Breakfast helps ensure Childine is there for children, every day – and night.

Childline answers over 1,000 calls from children all over Ireland, every single day, and night. Children call Childline to talk about everything from everyday troubles to major life issues, with thousands of calls every year from children experiencing issues such as loneliness, isolation, bullying, distress and abuse. Last year, Childline answered 421,672 calls to the phone service and 18,304 conversations to its Childline online service options.

Over the past ten years the Cheerios Childline Breakfast has become one of the biggest fundraisers for Childline, with last year’s event raising over €230,000 for the service.

Grainia Long, CEO of the ISPCC said: “Children value Childline, because Childline values them, respects their rights as individuals and provides a forum for children to talk about any issue that they wish.

“We would like to thank the crèches, schools and organisations all across the country for taking part in Cheerios Childline Breakfast. Your involvement is ensuring that we are there for the children and young people who need us – every day and night.

Tess Hughes from St Joseph’s NS Breakfast Club said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the Cheerios Childline Breakfast Week. As well as raising funds for much-needed support at Childline, it is a great morning for the children with everyone getting involved. Thanks to all of our staff for providing their time and energy for such a great cause. We would encourage creches and workplaces all across Co Louth to get involved in this amazing fundraiser.”

To be part of Cheerios Childline Breakfast log onto, call 1850 50 40 50 or email A registration pack comprising of posters, money box and information on the event will be sent out to those wishing to host a breakfast.

Donations can be made by simply texting Rise to 50300*. Text costs €4. ISPCC will receive a minimum of €3.25. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278