Bressie teams up with GoFundMe for Giving Tuesday

Over €650,000 raised already by generous Irish, in response to Thursday's appalling stabbing incident in Parnell Sq East

by Rose Barrett
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Giving Tuesday, the global day dedicated to philanthropy and generosity, takes place on Tuesday, November 28. And this year Irish Mental Health Advocate Niall Breslin ‘Bressie,’ has teamed up with GoFundMe, the world’s leading crowdfunding platform, to call on people to support a cause close to their hearts. 

The recent surge of generosity from people living in Ireland, sparked by last Thursday’s tragic stabbing incident in Dublin City Centre, has led to the creation of seven active GoFundMe pages related to the event, collectively raising over €650,000. 

Tomorrow, Giving Tuesday, provides another opportunity to support a cause close to your heart or assist someone in need and in honour of the day, a dedicated Giving Tuesday link has been created on GoFundMe with a selection of Irish charities to donate too.

Speaking about his involvement in the campaign ‘Bressie,’ said “Giving Tuesday is a day reminds us of the incredible impact we can make when we come together in the spirit of giving. This year, more than ever, our collective efforts can make a real difference. Let’s seize this date to spread kindness, generosity, and hope. Join me in supporting GoFundMe and donating on the app to a cause close to our heart, local charity, or a person in need.” 

John Coventry, VP Corporate Affairs at GoFundMe said “The recent shocking incident in Dublin City Centre has brought out the best in the Irish people when it comes to generosity, with an outpouring of support and donations for those affected.

23/11/2023 Dublin, Ireland. A car burns on Parnell Street as members of the Garda Public Order Unit set up cordons on O’Connell Street and Parnell Street in Dublin. Members of the public took to the streets to riot after an attack on Parnell Square.
Photograph: Sam Boal / © RollingNews.ie

This tremendous display of kindness reflects the resilience and compassion of the community. We recently celebrated our 5 millionth donation from Ireland, and the country embodies our purpose at GoFundMe – to help people help each other. As we commemorate Giving Tuesday, let’s continue to stand together, supporting good causes and making a positive impact.” 

Áine Myler, CEO of Charities Institute Ireland added “Giving is not just confined to money, although all donations are very welcome; it includes volunteering, donating expertise or equipment, or even paying it forward by buying a coffee for someone you don’t know”.

Visit www.gofundme.com/givingtuesdayIE to make a donation.

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