Kildare Charity of the Year

Kildare Charity of the Year

Every year, Network Ireland Kildare branch selects a charity to be the nominated branch charity and to benefit from our Annual Charity Lunch in November.

Charity submissions for 2019 are open and the deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 19th of February with the pitches taking place on the 26th of February. Th

The selection of the charity and the organisation and running of the charity luncheon are undertaken in a strictly professional and ethical manner by the branch, the committee and the charity sub-committee, with 100% focus on raising as much as possible (in financial and awareness terms) for the chosen charity.

In the interests of transparency and in order for members to be aware of how the charity is chosen, the current process applies:

All branch members are welcome to submit a charity for consideration.

Submissions are via application form (download here) which must be submitted by the branch member, via email, to the branch President annually, before the closing date in that year (which is announced separately).

A representative of each nominated charity will then be invited to attend a committee meeting, at a specified date, to present their pitch.  Votes will be cast by committee members present, by secret ballot and the winner will be announced by the President as the chosen charity for that year.

The branch member who has nominated the charity will be expected to join the organising sub-committee and to work as the liaison between the branch and the charity, working to promote the charity luncheon, to sell tickets / tables, to secure sponsorship, spot prizes, etc.


Network Ireland Kildare is delighted that the following charities have benefited from the generosity of our members and guests, over the years:

2020: Bumbleance: €

2019: Breast Cancer Research: €30,000

2018: Tiglin €33000

2017 : Breast Cancer Research Ireland : €22,500

2016 : Arthritis Ireland : €13,000

2015 : The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice & Homecare Services : €16,000

2014 : McAuley Place : Eur10,000

2013 : Console : Eur10,000

2012 : Rainbows : Eur17,000

2011 : Spina Bifida Hydrocephalis Ireland : Eur15,000

2010 : Friends of Naas Hospital : Eur7,000