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Fundraising for HDAI


Fundraising is a crucial source of income in assisting us with the services and supports we provide to individuals and families affected by HD. With the help of dedicated volunteers we run annual events throughout Ireland including:

The #Sunriseupcroaghpatrick event takes place each year at the end of June at Croagh Patrick, Westport, Co Mayo.  The event supports people affected by Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Motor Neurone Disease. You can choose to support the charity of your choice or all three charities. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 event took place virtually on 27th June 2020 : SunRiseUpCroaghPatrick for HDIf you wish to support those raising funds for Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland you can sponsor participants here SUCPforHD.


Mini Marathon – Each year wonderful women take part on behalf of HDAI. In 2019:  Aisling; Anne, Catriona & Lynne; Ciara & Holly;  Josie; and Nicole & Shannon supported HDAI in the Dublin marathon.

HDAI uses iDonate, which is an online platform assisting charities and non-profits with fundraising and allows volunteers to raise funds online.


Joe Doran’s HD Awareness Walk takes place in July at  Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon. All welcome!


Fundraising Ideas

If you would like to raise funds but aren't sure how to start, here are some ideas from our wonderful voluntary fundraisers…

  • Ann and friends organised a Charity Tea Dance.
  • Nuala, Dawn and friends held a Bingo night and pub quiz
  • Numerous volunteers raise funds through sponsorship for marathons, walks and cycles
  • Íde and Máire hold a ‘Handknits for Huntington's Disease’ stall at an annual Craft Fair.
  • Ann, Angelina, Bernie, Deirdre, Mary, Mark and many others sell HDAI Christmas cards.
  • Martina and friends hold a casual day at work
  • Ann, Frances, Michelle and others  have held coffee mornings and cake sales at their places of work

If you have any ideas or want to take part in a sponsorship event contact us at

Corporate Giving

Does your workplace have a corporate social responsibility program? Some HDAI fundraisers have sought matched funding from their employers and by doing so they have doubled their sponsorship raised from activities including company Bake Offs, Coffee mornings and Fun Runs.

Perhaps your company might consider matching sponsorship or including HDAI in their Charity of the Year nominations. Please contact HDAI on 01 872 1303, or email at to discuss further.


HDAI’s Annual Financial Statement and Activity Reports are available here . HDAI has formally committed to complying with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

Statement of Guiding Principles for fundraising

HDAI has formally committed to complying with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising