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The Rise Foundation have been chosen as one of the 3 Charities for the Lord Mayors Ball in October

We are delighted to be able to say that The Rise Foundation have been chosen as one of the 3 Charities who will share in the proceeds of the Lord Mayor's Ball this coming October 10th in the Mansion House.This means so much to us as we feel that it really validates the work that we do with families.The three very worthy charities benefitting from the Ball are The Rise Foundation, Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT) and Headway .The evening promises to be a night of fine food, music and fundraising and a hint of the grandeur of years past.

Journalist Andrea Smith is Walking the Camino for The RISE Foundation

The RISE foundation are delighted that Journalist Andrea Smith will be walking The Camino with us on the 3rd October this year.Andrea has been writing a weekly column in the Independent newspaper every week.She explains in her weekly column why she decided to walk the camino and her journey from Couch to Camino.If you are inspired by Andrea's story you can sponsor her on


Here are some of Andrea's articles that she writes every Monday in the Irish Independent's Health & Living magazine.

Week 1.

Walk the Camino to Finistere with Frances Black in aid the RISE Foundation this October 2015

Have you ever dreamed of walking the St James Way or Camino? Now is your chance to make your dream come true!!

This October, Frances Black and a wonderful group of people are planning, with the help of the Dublin-based Camino Experts Follow the Camino, to accompany a group of at least 30 people on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the Camino de Santiago also known as the Way of St James, a 1000 years old Heritage Trail to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.

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