We are delighted to announce that as part of our CluneTech Cares programme, CluneTech is sponsoring Plant the Planet Games in partnership with Self Help Africa, Warriors for Humanity and the Gaelic Players Association. We are also delighted to be sponsoring Kilkenny hurling legend, Paul Murphy, to participate in this initiative, which will mean 25,000 trees planted in Africa, providing a source of food, income, shelter and improved soil for thousands of African families, as well as removing up to 625 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year.
Taking place in Kenya from the 19th to 27th November, the concept of the games was created by Warriors for Humanity founder and former Galway dual player Alan Kerins.
The event will feature 50 male and female Inter-County Gaelic Games players from all four codes. Joining the games will be an array of talent from Gaelic Games including Limericks Sean Finn, Wexford’s Matthew O’Hanlon, Kerry’s Stefan Okunbor, Kilkenny’s Grace Walsh and Niamh O’Sullivan of Meath, amongst others.
Each player participating in the games has committed to raising €10,000. The funds raised will go to Self Help Africa to support the planting of trees. This is essential not only to combating the increasing impact of climate change but also as a way of providing sustainable income for local communities which is why CluneTech have chosen to sponsor this amazing campaign.
We here at CluneTech are donating €10,000 in aid of Self Help Africa and to support this campaign. By doing this we hope to highlight the impact of climate change in these areas of the world while also helping raise significant funds to plant one million trees in Africa.
In addition, TransferMate, a CluneTech company, has also pledged to donate over 20,000 trees - one for every student transfer.
In Africa, the people least responsible for climate change are feeling its worst effects. Self Help Africa supports communities to plant trees: which provide shade, shelter, food, fertilizer and income. CluneTech chose to partner with this organization because of their mission to not only plant trees, but to reduce carbon and combat poverty.
The Plant the Planet Games players have been staging a number of fundraising events across the country and are seeking support from national and local businesses.
A fundraising page in support of the Warrior for Humanity, Plant the Planet Games has been set up and donations for those wishing to support can be made at: https://www.idonate.ie/event/planttheplanet