Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fund Appeal
The Parade needs your Support
The 2022 – 14th Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for Peace and of the Nations & Regions is taking place in the historic City centre for the fifth time and we need your help to make it a quality event that’s enjoyable for everyone. To show solidarity with the People of the Ukraine
Everyone is invited to wear the ‘Green’ and ” Yellow & Blue’ and be Irish & Ukrainian for the day! The Ukrainian National Anthem will be played at the Review Stand at the town hall in the Grand Place. Please let any Ukrainians you know!
We are starting at Les Halles Saint Géry on Sunday 19 March (Saint Patrick´s Day Parade at 2.30pm, pass the Bourse, pass Galerie Anspach and the Saint Hubert Royal Galleries, and returning to Les Halles Saint Géry.
We’ll also be stopping in Grand Place where Members of the City of Brussels Council, VIPS will review the parade from circa 4.00pm to 4.30pm from the Balcony of the two stairs at the City Hall. We believe we have the review stand from the oldest building in the world. There’ll be music recitals to set the atmosphere.
The approval for this parade route is recognition of the hard work done in organising the nine parades in Park Cinquantenaire from 2009 and previous four in the City centre. With this greatly increased visibility, we’re under pressure to put on a recovery. Not only are we in Belgium’s most prime location but there’s also much more media interest.
The entire organisation is organised on a volunteer basis, but such an event has administrative and material costs. Each year we rely on donations, and we hope that the same people won’t have to pay the costs each year. We need “a little help from our Irish, Belgian and international friends”. A small donation is all that it takes.
We want the day to be fun for all the participants and spectators, we want to put on an event that we’ll be proud to have shown on TV around the world to showcase the EU Capital, and we want it to run smoothly so we can repeat it and even expand it next year. That’s what we’re asking you to contribute to.
In addition to funding the Parade the Irish in Europe Association (International) aisbl depends on donations to continue to organise its various activities. With the help of many of its volunteers, the IEAI has organised and or supported over 500 events since 2011. (Concerts, Exhibitions, Lectures, Social, Irish related events and the Irish in Europe Cultural Exchange Programme between Belgium and Ireland).
The Parade is at 14.30 on Sunday, 19th of March 2022. Participation is free and it makes a lovely afternoon family outing. Individuals and Cultural groups from all nationalities welcome to walk in Parade. There is no participation fee. ´´Wear the Green and Yellow & Blue and be Irish and Ukrainian on the Day´´
If you wish to help the Parade in any way, please contact the Irish in Europe Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be made in two ways:
Bank transfer to the IEAI Bank Account by using these details:
Account name: IEAI, held at Crelan, Parc 50Naire
IBAN: BE82 8601 1591 3968
Please confirm your donation to: email@example.com
Thank you for reading this and thanks in advance for whatever contribution you decide to make.
Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations and Regions Committee:-
Irish in Europe Association (International) aisbl
Non-Profit International Association – Registered in Belgium
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