Leinster Rugby’s Jamie Hagan and Suas Educational Development have teamed up on a mission to get everyone out to paint the town green this St Patrick’s Day…

The Dublin based education charity has launched their annual ‘Shamrocks for Schools’ charity event that will take place in Dublin, Cork and Galway on St Patrick’s Day.

This event raises funds to ensure that children in under-resourced communities in Ireland, India and Kenya receive a quality education. “Make a difference in a child’s life this St. Patrick’s Day,” says Jamie Hagan. “Sign up to paint faces with Suas, and help to change lives while having a great time”.

This year, hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets of Dublin, Cork and Galway, painting shamrocks on the faces of parade revellers young and old, collecting voluntary donations. Over the past seven years, these volunteers have raised over €;180,000 for vital education projects.

Speaking of the event Betty Nyagoha, the manager of Suas Partner school Gatoto in Nairobi, Kenya, shared: ‘I want to thank all of you for the support you are giving. Your money is helping children who would otherwise not have a chance to get a good education.”

Not only does this event support a worthy cause, it is also a fun and meaningful way to spend St Patrick’s Day. The money raised will make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of children.

To sign up to be a face-painter for just two hours with Suas this St. Patrick’s Day, visit www.suas.ie  

• Founded in 2002, Suas is a movement dedicated to supporting quality education in under-resourced communities.
• 100% of the funds raised by the Suas St. Patrick’s Day Appeal will go to support quality education in under-resourced communities in Ireland, India and Kenya.

• Suas is funded by Irish Aid, the overseas development wing of the Department of Foreign Affairs, members of the general public and other private donors.

• For more information, please visit www.suas.ie