26th of December an earthquake hit the city of Bam in Iran. 40,000 people have died and many many more are in desperate need of help.
here in ireland we are involved with FILLAWELLY and we are organizing the FILLAWELLY WANDER. a sponsored walk around the 25 miles of Dublin Bay on Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February 2004 in aid of Trócaire all the money will go directly to Bam

fancy dress is encouraged on the weekend to make the event as fun, enjoyable and memorable as possible. Collectores will have wellies that they are trying to fill full of cash during the walk and in the 2 pub crawls.

2-day fun walk along Dublin bay, raising money for those still suffering in Bam in Iran
Saturday along the Northside. Sunday along the Southside.

FILLAWELLY has already begun, last saturday in the SHRDLU studios @ Mullanahone, county Tip. there was a super farewell party for Etaoin during which 2 black wellies (ruber “wellington” boots) were cleaned and BAM was written in white on their sides. money was added over the night and at 8.28 am on sunday morning, as the sun was rising there was an auction for a can of dutch gold beer, it went for $3.85

anyway thats what is going on here.
we are trying to get more people doing more things, preferabaly with wellies, to raise money, quickly, for people in bam
a fine example is the Castlecomer Wellington Race which has happened every new years day for the last 18 years in kilkenny
the burn the irish bar crew from the burning man festival (possibly the biggest maddest party on the planet ever) are also getting involved

it would be great to hear what other fundraising events are going on around europe
or perhaps some of you could set up events with us, who knows what it could spark off?

you can view detail maps here click on locator maps -interactive

FILLAWELLY WANDER- the program so far

Thurdsay night-informal get together and film screening
meet in national gallery, new part 6pm and make way up to bolton street cinema for some episodes of Monty Python including the ministry of silly walks

Friday night-pubcrawl @ office land
6-9pm, baggot street, IFSC…

Meet and collect with wellies 8-10am outside Howth dart station,
Start walk 10am; Howth village, Howth head cliff walk, Sutton cross, Dollymount, Clontarf, Fairview, North
Strand, Talbot Street, North Earl Street, O`Connell Street, city centre.
5-6 hour walk into town, 25km / 15 miles

Saturday night-pubcrawl @ city centre
6pm till late, temple bar….

Meet 9-10am outside G.P.O.
Start walk 10am: city centre, south dock, grand canal basin, south wall, Ringsend, Sandymount, Booterstown, Blackrock, Dun Laoighaire, 40 foot swimming area, Sandycove Martello tower, (where James Joyce began his novel Ulysses), Dalkey head
3-4 hour walk from town, 15km / 10 miles

its going to be a busy few weeks with some tough walking but it is going to be a lot of fun

Summary: @ 40 people walked, it was the worst weather ive walked in, in a long time, it was wet, very very wet. We raised more than @ €7,000, all of which went to bam, via trocaire emergency fund that was set up

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