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Nominate to Donate: Bord Gáis Energy Donate a Library is Back!


Nominate to Donate: Bord Gáis Energy Donate a Library is Back!

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Are you involved in a local charity or community group that you think would benefit from the enjoyment that books bring? If so, here’s your chance to share your love of books and reading with a cause that's important to you.

Bord Gáis Energy is calling on the public for nominations for its annual Donate a Library programme, which will see seven lucky organisations receive books and library equipment valued at €1500 each.

This is the fourth year of Donate a Library, through which the energy company donates books to worthy causes throughout Ireland. This year will see the twentieth library donated since the programme began, with recipients from all over Ireland including aged care facilities, schools, parish centres and support groups.

Ambassador for the Donate a Library programme this year, mother of two and long-time charity campaigner, Lisa Duffy said, “Sharing a love of books and reading with people of all ages is a wonderful thing to be able to do. Charities and voluntary organisations have to focus their limited resources on so many things, so something as simple as a library might get overlooked. The Donate a Library programme is a really helpful and easy way to bring hours of entertainment to many”.

All you have to do is nominate your chosen organisation at The judging panel consists of charity advocacy group The Wheel, Sinead Desmond from the Ireland AM bookclub and this year’s Donate a Library ambassador Lisa Duffy.

Claire Smith from Bord Gáis Energy said, "We've been involved in books projects now for many years and know that reading can be a really supportive and helpful resource for many people. The Donate a Library programme gives us the opportunity to offer voluntary organisations throughout the country a chance to enjoy the benefits of books and reading and gives our customers the chance to help a cause that’s important to them."

To launch the programme this year, Bord Gáis Energy has presented Daoine Óga in Navan County Meath with a fantastic new library. This not for profit pre-school believes in outdoor play as best practice and is part of the Crann Support Group which provides support services to nine similar pre-schools across Meath.

Donate a Library nominations are open now until December 18th and successful organisations will be notified in early 2016.

For information please contact:

Sarah Wagstaff or Tabitha Bourke Cooney
PSG Communications
01 6614055 / 087 647 0957 or 087 6831582