The Irish Discworld Convention is a not-for-profit organisation, which means that all profits beyond what we need to organise the next convention are donated to charity. On top of this, we also host several fundraising events (most notably our grand Charity Auction).
We are delighted to announce that the chosen charities for the 2021 Irish Discworld Convention are:
IDWCon has supported The Alzheimer Society of Ireland ever since our first Convention in 2009 – not just due to the “embuggerance” itself, but also because this charity helps so many Irish people in many ways, whether it's directly helping the sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer’s themselves, or by helping their friends and family come to grips with the seemingly-hopeless situation. We know that this is cause close to all of our hearts.
My Lovely Horse Animal Rescue is an animal welfare organisation that rescues, rehabilitate and rehomes unwanted, neglected and abused animals with the aim of giving them a life worth living. With so many animal lovers among us, we are sure you will be as delighted as we are to help this amazing charity give these abandoned animals the love and care that they so desperately need.
Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring charitable organisations. Their aims are simple - to help all who struggle and those in need. Cork Penny Dinners provide a hot nourishing meal of soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee daily. In addition sandwiches, biscuits, fruit and juice are also available to take away as an evening meal. We may not be physically meeting up in Cork this year, but we are proud to support this truly amazing charity that provide continuous hands-on support to those who need it most.
Each of our charities will have a designated information booth at the convention where you can go to find out more information. Furthermore, we hope to entice each of them into a panel discussion so they can tell you all, first hand, about the amazing work they do.
We come together at Discworld Conventions to meet and have fun and celebrate the works of our beloved Terry, but one of the most satisfying aspects of the cons is that we can make a real contribution while having fun. So please join us in digging deep (if you can) throughout the weekend to help support these wonderful causes.