2017 Charity Partners

Each year 100% of the revenue generated by ticket sales for A Summer’s Evening on the Quad is given directly to a number of worthy causes . This year with your great support and the backing of our sponsors we have passed €600,000 in funds raised for more than 20 charitable organisations since the concert began in 2006.   The level of support shown by people for this event has enabled us to grow it from a small concert to the musical spectacle known and loved throughout the region. In 2017 we supported the following charities:

Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland currently provide support services to over 670 children at the Lavanagh Centre in Cork.  Founded in 1954, the centre is no longer suitable for the needs of children with disabilities. Having purchased a seven acre site in Curraheen and received planning permission for a new state of the art Children’s Centre, Enable Ireland is appealing to communities and companies to support them in their appeal to make this €7.5m project a reality. In Feb 2017, Enable Ireland Cork Services was awarded Cork Chamber Non Profit of the Year.

Pieta House

Around 500 people per year die by suicide in Ireland – nearly three times the number of fatalities on Irish roads.  Pieta House works with people and communities in crisis, helping them through their most difficult times. We provide one to one counselling to people experiencing suicide ideation or engaging in self-harm. All of our counselling is provided free of charge, by accredited therapists and without the need for medical referral or prior psychiatric evaluation.

Cork Deaf Enterprises

Cork Deaf Enterprises which has been providing training and employment to Cork’s Deaf community for the last 28 years has changed a lot since it was founded back then by Fr. Bill Clarke. It was set up to tackle the high rates of unemployment among Cork’s Deaf community but has been involved in many different schemes through its history including   Our fundraising goes towards further developments and to improve our facilities for the future. Your support is very much welcome and appreciated.

Contemporary Living – UCC

The Certificate in Contemporary Living (CCL) in UCC is a two year education programme for people with intellectual disabilities designed for delivery in a third level education setting.  The course focuses on helping students develop strategic skills to promote self-reliance and independence and increased participation in society.  The Certificate in Contemporary Living seeks to support individuals with intellectual disabilities in developing core skills required for participation in contemporary society and to do so in a way which promotes lifelong learning and inclusion in a third level environment.