The ‘Magnificent 17‘ are riding into Dublin Town on Monday 6 June 2016 to promote the 17 Global Goals for better future for people and the planet:
They will raise awareness of the important 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals,
They will also raise money for anti-poverty grass-roots initiatives in the Central African Republic.
The “Magnificent 17” will gather at the entrance of St. Stephen’s Green at 1 pm on Monday 6 June on ‘horse back’ before they dismount and set off come hail, rain or shine on the Vhi’s Dublin Women’s Mini-Marathon.
The ‘Magnificent 17‘ are friends and volunteers of All Together in Dignity.
There will be 17 horses, each emblazoned with one of the 17 goals. The 17 Cowgirls will have buckets on the day to raise money for ATD. The money collected will be used in 2 ways:
– 70% will be sent to Africa to support ATD’s Street Libraries in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic currently in crisis. The street libraries are a simple way to allow children living in a country marked by a lot of violence with a place to gather and learn. For the facilitators it’s about ‘sharing our knowledge with them’
– 30% will be used by ATD Ireland to further promote the Global Goals – preparing the 2017 ‘We Are One’ Global Goals Campaign focused on Goal 1 ‘End Poverty’ and Goal 17 ‘Partnership for the Goals’.
Donations can also be made through www.altruism.ie