Rita Fitzpatrick of Delgany, County Wicklow, celebrated her
eighty fifth birthday this week by turning into the primary tattoo recipient within the annual
Tattoo-Drive for Irish mental-health promoters, JC Basis.
The grandmother was joined by daughter, Sam Donohoe (52), and granddaughter Hazel Donohoe, (16) who every had a easy love-heart tattoo utilized, the design chosen for this yr’s fundraiser.
The official Tattoo-Drive takes place on Saturday 2nd
October subsequent, at The Ink Manufacturing unit on 15 Wellington Quay and at 19 Parliament
Avenue, in Dublin’s Temple Bar.
On the day, a volunteer workforce of fifteen tattoo artists will
tattoo the love-heart design, in return for a €50 donation to the
basis. It’s hoped the marketing campaign will elevate €20,000 to fund 365 free
remedy classes for younger adults.
Bookings have been pouring in on the Instagram and Fb
accounts of JC Basis and The Ink Manufacturing unit, and walk-in tattoos may also be
out there on the day, between 11am and 7pm. Trendy branded merchandise
will probably be that can be purchased, so those that don’t need a tattoo can contribute, and
donations might be made on-line too.
Within the final yr, psychological well being struggling touched many
people and households, Rita Fitzpatrick stated of her novel birthday
“I’m delighted to assist publicise the good work of The Ink
Manufacturing unit and JC Basis, and to congratulate them on doing one thing very
sensible and caring to assist troubled younger individuals.”
Marketing campaign organiser, Rob Connolly, says the center tattoo was
chosen as a robust image of affection and the empathy felt for these struggling,
instantly or not directly, with mental-health points.
“Each cent raised on the day will go in direction of the
basis’s mission of delivering free remedy classes for these younger individuals
most in want, who couldn’t in any other case afford assist.”
JC Basis was established in recent times in response to
the tragic lack of John Connolly, the founding father of The Ink Manufacturing unit, by
suicide. John was aged 33 when he died, and his brother and former
colleagues dedicate their fundraising efforts to his reminiscence.
Basis associate PIERCED may also be donating a
proportion of piercing prices on the day, from their retailers in Camden Avenue,
the Jervis Avenue Purchasing Centre and The Sq. City Centre in Tallaght.
The Ink Manufacturing unit and PIERCED are keen about optimistic
mental-health promotion and intervention. They’ve already raised over
€60,000 with earlier tattoo-drives. The Basis is establishing on-line
sources and social media channels to share mental-health ideas and coping
mechanisms, and inspiring these struggling to hunt assist.
The Basis web site has on-line purposes for the 365 remedy classes, out there to 18 to 25-year-olds who can not afford skilled assist themselves. For extra details about the organisation go to jcfoundation.ie