Looking for something to do this weekend?
Due to popular demand outdoor event company Happenings (temporarily known as Gappenings) is organising a fourth yoga in the park (at home) class for charity this Saturday 18th April at 11am.
Join in on a 60 minute class led by Cathy Pearson – guiding you through a yoga flow from the comfort of your home, or garden as the nice weather holds up.
This special class is also for a very important reason, fundraising for national domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid. All proceeds from the class will go towards supporting Women’s Aid and the work they do.
Women’s Aid supports women affected by domestic abuse and its chief executive Sarah Benson urges those who can to support the event.
“Gappenings Yoga in the Park at Home is a fantastic effort to raise much needed funds to support our work during the current pandemic.” explains Sarah. “Right now, women and children all over Ireland are trapped in suffocating circumstances with their abusers because of the measures necessary to combat Covid-19. The Women’s Aid 24hr National Helpline is hearing from women who are at a heightened state of alert, trauma and anxiety because of the emergency. It’s so important for us to be able to reassure women that Women’s Aid are still here for them. Support like this helps us be there at the other end of the line now and in the future.”
Gappenings weekly yoga classes have already raised €7,000 for charity over the past three weeks. Each week, proceeds go to a different charity and so far Alone, Age Action and Childline have all receiving support from the yoga event.
You can sign up for this week’s class here and it costs €5 per person.
One in four women experience domestic abuse in Ireland. Women’s Aid is the national frontline organisation supporting women experiencing domestic violence. They answer around 500 calls a week on the 24hr National Helpline 1800 341 900. For information on their services during the Covid19 crisis visit www.womensaid.ie/services