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Concern FAST: Irish public comes up trumps

Aoife O'Grady | 01 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Thursday, thousands of people up and down the country took on Concern FAST. They gave up different things – from food and coffee to tech and social media – but they shared one single goal: to raise as much money as possible for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. You can still help them achieve it!

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FAST reminds me how lucky I am

Catherine Daynes | 06 November 2017 | 0 Comments

27-year-old Catherine Daynes from Dunlavin has taken part in Concern FAST a total of seven times now. Year after year, it’s a meaningful experience for the Wicklow woman, reminding her of the abundance of food that so many of us take for granted every day.

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Five of Ireland’s fitness stars supporting the 2016 Concern Fast

Sadhbh Goodhue | 10 November 2016 | 0 Comments

This year we’re delighted to have the support of five of Ireland’s fitness stars as Ambassdors for the annual Concern Fast on 24 November.

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Take part in the 2016 Concern Fast

Maedhbh McDonald | 24 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Giving up something you love for 24 hours couldn’t be that hard – could it? We speak to past Concern Fast participants Sean, Rob, Chloe and Maeve in an attempt to find out.

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“I don't want to live a life and not do anything with it”

Maedhbh McDonald | 18 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year thousands of people around Ireland take part in the Concern FAST raising vital funds for the world’s poorest communities. Last year Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen was among the top fundraising schools and, as a result, pupils Jane O’ Toole and Evie Ronayne were invited to visit Concern’s programmes in Malawi. When they returned we sat down with Jane and Evie to hear about their experience.

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Topics: malawi, FAST, Concern FAST

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