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Pay It Forward

When Myself & Steve first started Open Your Mind Radio back in 2010, we never imagined that we would get the support that we did from our listeners. Not only support for the shows that we did, but also the donations that we received to help us to develop the radio show with up to date technology.  As part of the “Pay It Forward” culture, we in turn wanted to pay it on, so once the costs where covered for the radio show, we allocated any extra donations to worthy causes like:-

• Homeless charities
• Food Purchases
• Sleeping Bags
• Emergency Accommodation Funds For Evictions
• Clothes For The Homeless

We also supported other groups like:-

• The Hub - Dublin
• The Hub – Mullingar
• Integrity Ireland
• Anti-Corruption Taskforce
• Child Protection Awareness

Circle Of White Light Radio has also carried on this “Pay It Forward” process and have now setup a facility where people can donate €1 Euro a month which will go towards assisting individuals, Groups and Clubs who may be struggling financially and may need a helping hand to cover an outstanding bill or require funding to help others.

This solution is very simple and gives the power back to the people to help each other without the need for any interaction with the Government. Imagine if 100,000 people donated €1 Euro a month? How many people would that be able to help on a monthly basis.

“Pay It Forward” is all about need not greed, so administration costs will be kept to a minimum so the maximum amount of donations can be allocated to helping people rather than paying for overpaid CEO’s and staff which most people have read about regarding a number of well-known charities that have been in the media.

If you would like to help by donating €1 Euro a month and support the Circle Of White Light Radio "Pay It Forward" appeal, please click on the following link: Pay It Forward Donation

Here are some of the projects and people, that COWLR and PIF have helped and donated towards.

Donations Allocated - 2021

April/May 2021 - Donation of Musical Instruments to St Oliver's Post Primary School

I would just like to thank the listeners of Circle Of White Light Radio for their donations and the people that donate to the Pay It Forward appeal. Thanks also to the Pay It Forward Team. We paid a visit to St. Oliver's Post Primary School in Oldcastle today to drop off the musical instruments. This was the biggest donation that we have done and it was based on two months donations rolled into one. €1000 Euros towards musical equipment for the school. In the photos you'll see Ms McSweeney with past and present students. Ms McSweeney was over the moon with all the equipment and she now has the ability to expand the music class by offering more instruments to the kids to play and learn. This is how people power works, donations in action. It does not go into a big black hole or pay a CEO a massive wage. It goes from Circle Of White Light Radio to the group, charity, club or school. No middle men! Can you afford €1 Euro a month? Imagine if 10,000 people donated €1 Euro a month? How many could we help. This is people power! Read More

March 2021 - Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

We would like to thank the listeners of Circle Of White Light Radio and the people who donate to the "Pay It Forward" appeal. Our March donation of €400 Euros went to a volunteer group recommended by Emma from the PIF group called "Let's Get Talking" . Let’s Get Talking Dublin is a counselling and psychotherapy service based in Dublin 12. The counselling sessions are based on client donations and they are a registered charity. Given the extended lockdowns we’ve been experiencing here in Ireland during the last year, there has been a significant increase in the number of people suffering with depression, anxiety and feelings of isolation due to the profound changes to their way of life and they are looking to access counselling services. Thankfully, Lets Get Talking Dublin are still able to provide support to those in need of help in these difficult times. Their Website is: If you can afford €1 Euro a month or wish to make a "one off" donation, please send your donation to: Pay It Forward: Read More

January/February 2021 - Gloves, Feet & Hand Warmers for the Homeless

Thanks to everyone who donates to Circle Of White Light Radio and to the "Pay It Forward" appeal. The weather in Ireland has been pretty bad over the last couple of weeks, so we think this was a well deserved cause for the donations for both months. It is your support and donations that allow the PIF Team to allocate the donations to the groups that we select. I would also like to thank Christine McKenna for spending time searching for a great deal on Gloves, Hand Warmers and Foot Warmers. She also raised over €1000 Euros within 12 hours! So, thank you to everyone who added to the €600 Euros the Circle Of White Light Radio listeners donated. Read More

Donations Allocated - 2020

December 2020 - Feed The Homeless - Sleeping Bags

We would like to thank the listeners who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio and to everyone that donates to the "Pay It Forward" Appeal. Thanks to your support, we have made another donation to a homeless charity. The December donation was used to purchase 45 sleeping bags for the homeless charity "Feed The Homeless". We asked the charity what they would like to do with the donation and they requested that it should be used for sleeping bags. We would also like to thank Cillian from the Scout Shop for supplying us with the sleeping bags. The "Pay It Forward" team are now focusing on the January donation but we can only do this with your support. We know times are hard and money is scarce, so all we ask is a donation of €1 Euro a month. Imagine if 5,000 people donationed €1 Euro a month, how many groups could we help? Let's hope 2021 is a better year for eveyone. Happy Christmas from the PIF team! Read More

November 2020 - Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

We would like to thank the listeners of Circle Of White Light Radio and the people who donate to the "Pay It Forward" appeal. Our November donation of €300 Euros went to "Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland" charity. Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland has been working for over 10 years to provide free education and training services to schools and colleges around ireland. Donations to yspi go towards a crisis councelling fund which pays for the innitial councelling sessions for individuals and families who do not have the means to pay for the service. if you are concerned about yourself, friends or family please visit: or free text: HELP to 50015 for immediate support and information 24/7. Thanks Cromac (PIF Team member) for recommending this charity. Read More

October 2020 - Sleeping bags for the homeless

Circle Of White Light Radio ran a fund raiser for the charity "Feed The People", who are doing fantastic voluntary work with the homeless in Dublin. Every year, a festival called the "Electric Picnic" takes place and after the festival, the people donate their sleeping bags to the charity. Unfortunately due to covid restrictions, this event did not take place this year which means there will be no donations of sleeping bags to the charity. So to help out the good people at "Feed The Homeless", we ran a fund raiser to raise €2400 Euros to purchase 200 sleeping bags @12 Euros each. UPDATE 11/10/2020: We have now reached our target, so a big THANK YOU for everyone that has donated to help the homeless! UPDATE: 23/10/2020 Tom Duffy from the homeless charity is currently on his way to pick up the sleeping bags, thanks Tom. I'd also like to thank Terry for organising a great price with the supplier, Cillian from The Scot Shop for doing a great pricing on the sleeping bags and most of all the Circle Of White Light Radio listeners and everyone else who donated to this appeal. We know times are hard and money tight, so to raise this amount of money is fantastic. Read More

September 2020 - Clonmellon Tidy Towns - Hose Reel

Clonmellon village have a tidy towns group who is made up of volunteers from the village. They are doing some great work and the village is looking really well. As usual, funding and donations are always required and one of the things that they needed badly was a hose reel so they could water the flowers and use it to wash down tools and general cleaning. Thanks to everyone who donations to "Pay It Forward", we bought a hose reel that can be mounted on a wall for €60 Euros. Here is John Wilson accepting the hose reel from Circle Of White Light Radio. Read More

August 2020 - Donation Towards Food/Bills etc

I was speaking to a lady today who is currently struggling due to a number of bills that have all appeared at the same time. She needed help with these bills, so thanks to your donations, I allocated some funds to the lady to purchase food and to pay a couple of bills or whatever she deemed important to her. She is a lady that does a lot of work for people (more than people know) but does not ask for anything in return. Sometimes we do not realise how hard it can be for some people in these times and although making a donation of a fridge, cooker etc would be nice, sometimes cash is better as this can be used for immediate needs. Read More

July 2020 - Vape Kits

I had Harry Rhodes and Liam from THI Scotland on the show last Sunday (the 5th of July) and I offered to give 5 free vape kits to Circle Of White Light listeners who have asthma or suffer from respiratory issues. Harry has kindly also sponsored a couple of the kits so I am in the process of sorting this out with Harry. Once I have received the vape kits, they will be distributed to the people who where the first to contact the show and asked to be included in the free trial. I'm sorry if you have not been selected for the free trial. If you would like to purchase a vape kit, you can get them from Harry's website, . For the record, myself and Liam have both used the vape kits and have found them very helpful clearing a persistent cough and childhood wheezing. Please listen to the show to hear us talk about our experiences. Alan, Harry Rhodes and Liam (THI Scotland) - Vape Kits - Radio Show I will keep everyone posted about the vape kit and ask each person to provide me with feedback. For GDPR reasons, I cannot include names. UPDATE: 24/07/2020 I recieved the vape kits from Harry so I'm now in the process of distributing the 5 kits to the selected individuals. Everyone has been asked to provide feeback good and bad so we can get some honest views on the kits. UPDATE: 17/08/2020 Liam from THI Scotland has sent me over another 4 Vape Kits, so once I sort out the back log, whatever is left will be mentioned on the show to be allocated. Vape Kit 1 - Volunteer Feedback A run down of the.week. Sunday 26th July. First day in years without a rattly cough. Monday A little bit of a cough but not wheezey one. Tuesday Coughing alot but this was dew to Anxiety which I suffer from but again no wheezing. Wednesday Still very Anxious but very little coughing. A slight burning in my chest. Thursday No cough until after the vape process this is down to me never been a smoker. Coughing up a lot of flem. Friday Same as Thursday plenty of flem burning chest diminishing. Saturday Small cough with plenty of flem no burning in the chest. I'd say the cough as gone by 90% in only a week. Thanks for the trial I'd say success. Cheers Vape Kit 2 - Volunteer Feedback After I received vape I used it immediately. My 20+ YEAR Persistent cough vanished.. I had my reservations about using the vape as I had been told negative stories about the consequences of vaping oil into the lungs. However I did my research and I made my own decision to proceed. I did 5 days of treatment at first but now if I feel I need it I will vape. I'm looking forward to using it in the winter when my Asthma is usually bad. I would recommend using the vape but I would also tell people to do their research. Many thanks Read More

July 2020 - Donation Towards Food/Bills etc.

I paid a visit today to a lady who is currently rebuilding her life by moving back into her property that was originally taken over by the banks. Friends are helping this lady out with supplies for decorating etc, but with no power (waiting on an electrician to certify the electrics) and no running water (the water pump is not working), she is finding it difficult, but coping well. I noticed that there was a lack food in the house as the it was originally stripped bare. This will be sorted in time but for now, she needed some food, so thanks to your donations, I allocated some funds to the lady to purchase food or whatever she deemed important to her. Sometimes we do not realise how hard it can be for some people in these times and although making a donation of a fridge, cooker etc would be nice, sometimes cash is better as this can be used for immediate needs. Read More

June 2020 - Feed The People Homeless Charity - Water

We are currently working with Tom Duffy from the homeless charity, Feed The People regarding the need for bottled water for the homeless. Over the last few days the weather has been very hot and Tom was telling Circl eOf White Light Radio that there is a lack of water available to the homeless in Dublin and a large number of the homeless were looking for bottles of water as they felt dehydrated. We are currently looking to purchase a pallet of water for the charity and Tom is also going to contact the water bottle companies to see if they can donate some of your product to the charity. We are currently waiting on pricing for the pallet of water. UPDATE 06/06/2020 We are waiting on Tom Duffy from the charity, Feed The People, to get back to us regarding the cost of the pallet so we can purchase one. UPDATE 15/06/2020 Glenda, one of the "Feed The People" team members, has managed to do a deal with Aldi for 1,348 bottles of water (224 packs of 6) for a total cost of €200 Euros. Well done Glenda! Circle Of White Light has arrange to send Glenda the donation to purchase the water. Photo to follow! UPDATE 20/06/2020 The water has landed! or watergate as Glenda called it. Well done to the team at "Feed The People" who did a great deal with Aldi for the water bottles. Read More

June 2020 - College Books

The three areas that we aim to donation to are people, local clubs and community groups. Based on this, we found out that an individual, who was in college, was not in a financial position to afford the books she needed to carry on her studying. Imagine you have invested a number of years into studying only to get to the stage that you cannot continue, due to a lack of funds to purchase the books required for you to complete the course. Thanks again to the donations received, Circle Of White Light Radio were able to send over a donation to cover the cost of 3 books urgently needed for the student to carry on her course work. Read More

June 2020 - Clonmellon Tidy Towns

Now that the "scamdemic" is near enough finished, we can get back on track and start supporting people, local clubs and community groups. The virus slowed us down but we will pick up where we left off and continue to "Pay It Forward". Clonmellon village have a tidy towns group who is made up of volunteers from the village. They are doing some great work and the village is looking really well. As usual, funding and donations are always required so Circle Of White Light Radio would like to make a donation to the Tidy Towns Group which will go towards equipment and miscellaneous accessories. Here is John Wilson accepting the cheque from Circle Of White Light Radio. My co-host on OYM Radio, Steven George, interviewed John Wilson and John Anderson from the Clonmellon Tidy Towns group last year and spoke about the positive impact it is having on our village. They spoke about the work that has been done and the plans for the future including the Community garden as well as up and coming fund raising events. (Apologies for poor sound quality during parts of this interview) Here is a link to the podcast:- Tidy Town Interview.mp3 - Clonmellon Community Radio Read More

March 2020 - The Men's Shed, Clonmellon

The Men’s Shed aims to support men who want to improve their physical and mental health within the comfortable, familiar environment of their own shed and also help to develop their skills and sharing their knowledge with other shed members. We all have something to bring to the table. Shed members have a choice to work on their own projects, work on commissioned projects or they might just want to come in, sit down and have a cup of tea and a chat. There is no expectancy for any member to get involved in any projects. You do what you want suits you. Circle Of White Light Radio made a donation to the shed which they really appreicated as funding is very limited and they have costs to cover like electricity and insurance. In the picture is Barry receiving the cheque. Read More

February 2020 - Feed The People Homeless Charity

The winter of 2020 was not very nice and the voluntary group, Feed The Homeless, did not have the facilities to have the food undercover and away from the elements. So thanks to the people who donated to the €1 Euro appeal, Circle Of White Light Radio purchased a gazebo for the charity. This now provides cover for the volunteers and also for the homeless people when selecting their food. Read More

January 2020 - Integrity Ireland

In mid-2012, seven concerned citizens met to discuss their experiences. Each had, in one way or another, tried to bring a complaint to various Irish authorities - about the improper or illegal activities of other authority figures or, of certain ‘well-connected persons’ in Irish society. The responses they received were shocking - by any standards. Not only were the complaints not properly addressed, but each of these law-abiding citizens suddenly found themselves the target of unjust, prejudicial and intimidatory tactics by the very authorities they had approached for help and assistance. Some were ignored or obstructed. Others were harassed and threatened. Some became victims of sinister smear campaigns or were arrested without proper cause, and others, trying to seek assistance from their elected representatives or statutory oversight bodies were likewise treated with contempt. For some, this abuse spans many years. Finally, seeking redress through the Courts, they found themselves subject to unbelievably prejudicial and unjust decisions - despite overwhelming evidence in their favour. Shocked, appalled and disillusioned at the manner in which individual citizens could be targeted and abused in this way by highly-paid authority figures, a collective decision was made to take a stand. Circle Of White Light Radio are happy to support Stephen and the team for the work that they do to expose the legal system and the issues that people may face when going into court. Read More

January 2020 - The Hub, Ireland

The aim of The Hub-Ireland is to help people with their court case because the system is weighted against them and the Litigant in Person and to help people stay in their homes. To empower people, through self-help and our 100% support. Byron and Adrienne have helped so many people for free, so they deserve to be supported and Circle Of White Light Radio was happy to make a donation to the Hub to help towards the office rental costs. Read More

Donations Allocated - 2019

December 2019 - Feed The People Homeless Charity

Feed The People are a charity that provide food for the Homeless in Dublin city. Throught he €1 Euro appeal, Circle Of White Light Radio donated towards the purchase of food and essentials for the Charity. We meet with Geraldine and Rebecca in Aldi, Navan and helped them with the shopping. Thank you to all the team at Feed The Homeless for taking the time and energy to feed the homeless on a weekly basis. These roles are voluntary and unpaid, so well done. Thanks also to Mandy from THI for her support and coming down to help Geraldine and Rebecca to do the food run. Read More

December 2019 - Heating Oil Request

As we all know, the winters in Ireland can be very cold. We received a request from a couple of people regarding the need for heating oil and the fact that they were not in a financial position to afford to buy any. So Circle Of White Light Radio purchased two loads of heating oil and arranged for them to be delivered. For GDPR reasons, we will be keeping the peoples names private. Read More
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