January 2015 – Dublin Port Company has formed a new charity partnership with Aware, which this year marks 30 years of raising awareness and providing support, education and information around depression. The announcement was made by Bernard Brogan, Dublin footballer, All-Star and Aware Ambassador along with Senator Feargal Quinn as they gathered at North Wall Lighthouse to shine a light on the invaluable services that Aware provides.
The aim of the partnership is to help promote awareness of the range of vital support and education services Aware provides to people experiencing difficulties in their life. Aware will be provided with the platform to promote its services to thousands of attendees at Dublin Port’s community events and festivals throughout the year, including the June Riverfest festival which attracted over 46,000
attendees in 2014. Dublin Port will also lend its support to Aware’s fundraising ventures, beginning with the annual Harbour2Harbour Walk on St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday, March 17th).
Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company said; “For the last 30 years Aware has been making a real difference to the lives of families and individuals in communities right across the country. Dublin Port Company recognises that it too, has a role to play in the community, whether from an educational, sporting or social perspective. We are proud to support Aware and play a part in the crucial work that they do.”