Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fund Appeal

Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fund Appeal

The Parade needs your Support
Dear Friends,

Each year, our Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee organises a Parade to mark our National Day of Celebration. To date, we have successfully organised seven Parades. This year, we continue this tradition with an eight one. It was our intention to make and big effort to expand the parade for the 1916 Commemorations. However with the recent security restrictions for public events, we were not able to proceed with our plans and bring the desired sponsors on board with the level of uncertainty. We still however have the same fixed administrative overheads regardless of the size of the Parade.

Our organisation is run entirely on a voluntary basis and currently receives no external financial support or funding. Most of the Parade costs in previous years were paid for by contributions from members and volunteers, and by small donations received. But we can’t expect the same people to pay the costs every year. We need “a little help from our Irish, Belgian and International friends”.

Can you help us achieve this? With very little effort, you could! A small donation is all that it takes. That’s where you can play your part to make it work. We need funds each year to pay for the Administration and Parade-related activities. We need to have sufficient funds in our bank account or reliable pledges of financial support to ensure the continuation and growth of Parade. Even if you can only make a small contribution, it’s enough to make a difference. It will ensure that the Parade can be successful, enjoyable and good fun.

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 300 events since 2011. (Concerts, Exhibitions, Lectures, Social, Irish related events and the Irish in Europe Cultural Exchange Programme between Belgium and Ireland).

All our Parade donors and volunteers since 2009 have been entered in a Roll of Honour. We have decided to mark the 1916 Commemoration by recognising all our volunteers and donors who donated funds since 2009 by presenting them or their next of kin with a special ‘Roll of Honour Certificate’’ by the years end. We hope to have the presentations at a Special Awards Ceremony. All persons who donate this year will also receive this special Roll of Honour certificate.

The Parade is at 13h on Sunday, 19th of March, 2017. It starts at the statue of “Le Chien Vert” in the corner of Parc Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark. Participation is free and it makes a lovely afternoon family outing.
Donations can be made in two ways:
1. Bank transfer to the IEAI Bank Account by using these details:
Account name
IEAI, held at Crelan, Parc 50Naire
IBAN
BE82 8601 1591 3968
BIC
SPAABE22
2. Credit Card via PayPal

Thank you for reading this and thanks in advance for whatever contribution you decide to make.
Denis J. Buckley
President
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 – Charity Number 835467433
www.irishineurope.org Tel: 32(0)488 860 707 info@irishineurope.org

 

Who are we?

Who are we?

The Irish in Europe Association (International) AISBL

 

 

The Irish in Europe Association (International) AISBL was established in Belgium in 2011 by Royal Decree.

The main function is to help the world wide Irish Diaspora living and working in Europe and promote Irish culture.community building and micro integration through a network of Chapters in Europe. It incorporates the organisational Committee of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations & Regions in Brussels.

www.brussels-st-patricks-day.be

To achieve its objectives, each Chapter shall build community relations with the local social, cultural and political bodies in their areas. Membership is open to all nationalities living and working in all Chapter areas.

Its integration events include “Crossing Borders on the Terrace” , “Walkers & Talkers” “Crossing Borders on Fridays “and “Health is Wealth Seminars”,Shannon-Clare Trad Irish Sessions, Cork Jazz Festival Club of Brussels, Hibernian Social Club with business orientation. Tourist information Stands on Ireland and Belgium, Irish in Europe Memorial Lectures,Start Your Own Business, Business Mentoring and Seminars. Job Seekers advisory advice  etc.

The IEAI shall implement the “Help Ireland in Europe” programme which will assist in the promotion of Irish goods and services and interstate trade in co-operation with other nationalities in Europe.

IEAI seek the provision of an orderly, user-friendly, multi-lingual information on-line service on the operation and transparency of the European Union Internal Market, and the relevant taxation and administrative documents in each of the member states of the European Union.

IEAI seek to facilitate efficient working of the Internal Market by promoting provision of specific educational and training opportunities in all regions where unemployment rates are above the European Union average. These provisions would include multi-lingual training in innovation and entrepreneurship; job skills and language-training; start your own business, trade and business expansion scheme studies; and tax compliance studies.

Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter shall be the first Chapter of the Irish in Europe Association (International) AISBL to be established in Belgium. The main function of this Chapter is to promote Irish culture, community building and integration in the Brussels City and Etterbeek Communes. It will also assist in the organisation of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations & Regions. To achieve its objectives, the Chapter shall build community relations with the local social, cultural and political bodies in the Communes. The work of the Chapter shall be conducted in English, French and Dutch. Membership is open to all nationalities living and working in all areas of Brussels Capital Region. More Chapters will be established in other Communes at a later date. Please register your interest with Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter here.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to help the world wide Irish Diaspora living and working in Europe and promote Irish culture, community building and micro integration through a network of Chapters in Europe