Over €20,000 has been raised for AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity, through the 2022 Hope Row charity rowing event which took place on 24th September this year, sponsored by Marsh Ireland. Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor and chose AsIAm to be its official charity partner in Ireland for 2022.
The Hope Row originally started in 2013 by Stella Maris Rowing club to raise funds for St Michaels, Cystic Fibrosis Ward in Crumlin Hospital, Dublin. The 2013 event was such a success that it became an annual event with different charities selected every year. The overall funds raised is now over €100,000 with this year having AsIAm as the selected charity.
This year’s event, in which several Marsh colleagues in Ireland participated, raised €20,250. The funds generated will have a positive impact on AsIAm’s work as it continues to support its community with programmes such as Teenage Socialising and Adult Support and Wellbeing programmes, in addition to the 3511 people who have availed of their individual ID Cards in the past 12 months.
Speaking at the presentation AsIAm Founder and CEO, Adam Harris, said, “We were delighted that Marsh chose AsIAm as their Charity Partner in Ireland for 2022 and are particularly keen to celebrate the success of this partnership which has generated such support from the Hope Row organised by Stella Maris Rowing Club”. Continuing, Adam said “Our Same Chance campaign continues to gather pace, and support such as we have received from Marsh Ireland and Stella Maris Rowing Club will make a considerable difference to the lives of in excess of 80,000 autistic people and their wider family units.”
Marsh Ireland CEO, Patrick Howett, said, “This year’s Hope Row, which we are honoured to have been a part of, has raised significant funds for our charity partner, AsIAm, to continue doing their important work for the autism community across Ireland. We look forward to seeing the positive outcomes that have been made possible by this event and furthering our support for the charity’s mission.”