With your help, almost 8,000 children and adults with an intellectual disability will get back to the pool, pitch and court. They will meet their friends again. Through sport, they will learn new skills again gaining confidence and show the world what they can do again
Throughout Covid-19, Special Olympics Ireland has continued to support almost 8,000 children and adults with an intellectual disability across Ireland.
The charity has been working tirelessly to find creative ways to reach out to athletes to ensure they remain physically, mentally and emotionally fit during these challenging times.
Special Olympics athletes have come so far, many have overcome the things they were told they can’t do like make friends, swim, ride a bike, go to university, get a job, get a gold medal for Ireland and much, much more. The only thing they can’t do is Stop!
And now Special Olympics Ireland needs our help to raise half a million Euro in vital funding for its athletes across Ireland.
Due to the pandemic, Special Olympics Ireland had to cancel their face to face cash Collection Day which takes place in April each year.
The new ‘Can’t Stop Now’ Appeal focuses on digital and text donations and for the very first time, you can make a donation to Special Olympics through the Revolut App.
Ways to Donate to the Can’t Stop Now Appeal:
You can donate by:
- Texting Athlete to 50300 to donate €4, a minimum of €3.26 will go to Special Olympics Ireland.
- Visit specialolympics.ie to make a donation or organise a virtual fundraising event
- Donate through the Revolut app –
- Open your app
- Tap your initials/image at the bottom right >> Widgets >> Donations
- Select Special Olympics Ireland
- Hit Donate
Helping to launch the campaign, Special Olympics Ireland ambassador Colin Farrell said, “I am delighted to help launch this campaign for Special Olympics Ireland. COVID-19 has resulted in Special Olympics Ireland missing out on a significant part of its vital fundraising efforts, like so many other charities across the globe.
“It’s so important that we get the public on board to raise much needed funds for these inspirational children and adults, for whom, sports clubs are a social and health lifeline.”
Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland spoke about the appeal, saying,
“We know that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone’s life. Special Olympics athletes encounter some of the greatest challenges in our society. We are hoping that you can make a donation or get together with your community group or your workplace to organise a virtual fundraiser and have some fun whilst raising vital funds.”
For more information, or to get involved visit or follow the organisation on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsIreland, Instagram @specialolympicsireland or on Twitter @SOIreland