Spraoi agus Spórt
awarded ‘Triple Lock Standard’
CARNDONAGH based Spraoi
agus Spórt has been awarded the prestigious ‘Triple
Lock’ status by the Charities Institute Ireland (CII)
for upholding the highest standards in transparent
reporting, ethical fundraising and strong governance
structures – a recognition which is the ‘gold standard’
for Irish charities to offer assurances to donors,
members and the general public.
The Square Bar in Clonmany
raised €8,100 for Spraoi agus Spórt. Pictured from left
to right co-founder and CEO of Spraoi agus Spórt Helen
Nolan with Sean Paul Doherty, Lorraine McPeake and
Co-founder and CEO of
Spraoi agus Spórt, Helen Nolan said: “We’re delighted to
announce that we have been certified as compliant with
the prestigious ‘Triple Lock Standard’ with the
Charities Institute Ireland.
“To achieve this ‘gold standard’ we are maintaining
compliance with the guidelines for charitable
organisations on fundraising from the public and
preparing our annual financial statements in line with
the Charity SORP accounting standard. We have also
signed up to the detailed requirements of the Governance
Code – a code of practice for good governance of
Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in
“Importantly, by achieving the CII’s Triple Lock status
we are able to provide our stakeholders with an
assurance that they are donating to a trustworthy
charity & social enterprise with transparent accounting,
ethical fundraising principles and good governance
The Saigon Gaels from
Vietnam raised over €1,700 for Spraoi agus Spórt.
Pictured from left to right Margaret Doherty from Spraoi
and Gemma McGuinness from the Saigon Gaels.
Helen has also thanked the
donors, businesses and members of the public who have
supported Spraoi agus Spórt since the charity was formed
over 11 years ago. She said: “I would also like to take
this opportunity to acknowledge the amazing generosity
of people from throughout Inishowen and beyond who have
donated to Spraoi agus Spórt for over 11 years, which we
really appreciate! In recent months the Square Bar in
Clonmany have raised €8,100, Niamh Keogh over €600, and
the Saigon Gaels in Vietnam over €1,700 from their
fantastic fundraising activities!
“In addition, an important part of our fundraising
efforts, not least during the coronavirus pandemic, is
our vintage shop Fadó, and we very much welcome the
continuing donations of clothes from the public which
helps to support our ongoing work.
“All monies raised are invested in equipment and
services which benefit all our service users, with a
significant portion used to support our children and
teenagers with a disability and/or autism, including
funding special needs assistants and transport. We
couldn’t survive without the public’s support."
Niamh Keogh raised over
€600 for Spraoi agus Spórt. Pictured from left to right
Arlene Davenport (Spraoi), Niamh Keogh & Paul McCay (Spraoi).
Helen added: “At Spraoi
agus Spórt we are always striving to innovate and evolve
and I therefore have no doubts that we will emerge from
the pandemic even stronger than before with the ability
to deliver an even wider range of online and in-person
activities for the hundreds of children, teenagers and
families who avail of our services.”
For further information on the services and activities
available at Spraoi agus Spórt or to fundraise or donate
www.spraoiagussport.ie or call 074 93 73303.