This months Circle Of White Light Radio donation goes to the Cork Dog Action Welfare Group.
A big "Thank You" to everyone who donations to Circle Of White Light Radio. Without your donations, I would not be able to keep the wheels going and to be able to make monthly donations to worthwhile charities and groups.
Here is some information about CDAWG.
Cork Dog Action Welfare Group Limited (Cork DAWG) was formed in 2007 to help combat the huge problem of unwanted & neglected dogs in Cork city and county. We are a registered charity (CHY 18000) and company (458674). Our mission is to rescue, treat and provide new homes for unwanted, neglected and abused dogs and to give them a second chance at life. Typically, we have over 70 dogs in our care, at our shelter, in private kennels or in foster homes, all awaiting adoption. For every dog that is adopted, more are waiting to come in to us. In 2021, we rescued over 650 dogs and puppies. We are predominantly made up of volunteers, with one full time and two part time employees. Our phone is always on and we take calls late into the evenings and at weekends. It is basically a 24/7 service, especially in cases of emergency. We also receive numerous emails / calls daily from owners asking for help with re-homing their dogs. We expected an increase in surrenders following Covid-19, however it has significantly surpassed our predictions. Dogs are literally being discarded like rubbish which is extremely sad to witness and overwhelming for all involved in rescue.
The majority of dogs taken into our care are located in the shelter in Charleville, This is a privately owned facility which we are renting and is a considerable outlay of our funds. As the shelter only has capacity for 20 DAWG dogs we also have to use private kennels particularly for the very urgent and needy cases. Some of the dogs are fostered with a network of volunteer foster families. We provide food and cover all vet costs for our dogs while in foster. Many dogs coming into our care need to be neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and may need veterinary treatment which is frequently extensive. Through our commitment to high levels of veterinary care, we ensure the dogs are rehabilitated before being re-homed, thus ensuring the dogs’ welfare and ensuring that they are going to suitable homes.
Veterinary bills are a constant and significant expense for the organisation. Many dogs come to us in appalling condition and require surgery, often life-saving treatments. All dogs are neutered / spayed and owners adopting puppies that are too young to be neutered sign an undertaking to have the dog neutered once it is old enough. Our average monthly veterinary bills are approximately €12,000 each month. Costs are kept to a bare minimum and expenses are continually monitored by the Board of Directors. We always negotiate the best possible rates for the charity whilst ensuring the highest standard of care is provided to the dogs. All potential new homes are fully checked before a dog is re-homed to ensure the dog has the best chance of a successful and permanent adoption within its’ new home.
In addition to the vital rescue and re-homing work we do, Cork DAWG serves as an important educational and information resource in the community. We enjoy an excellent reputation both locally & nationally. We have a very active Facebook page with over 70,000 followers and over 8,000 followers on Instagram. We also have a strategic partnership with Yay Cork.
Fundraising is an ongoing challenge against a backdrop of increasing costs. Our traditional fundraising was very limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and we concentrated our efforts online. We are back fundraising with our dogs since late 2021 which is wonderful!
Our goal is to purchase our own shelter and no longer be dependent on renting premises or availing of private kennels. We have learnt from research that purchasing a property and developing it as a shelter comes at a considerable cost. Based on previous viewing of potential properties and depending on location we estimate the expenditure would be minimum €250,000. Raising this level of funding while trying to manage the operating costs of running a very busy rescue is a huge challenge but one we are determined to achieve.
Without the existence of Cork DAWG, thousands of unwanted and neglected dogs in Cork would have little or no hope, many of them would not survive without our intervention. We believe we play a vital role in placing dogs with families where the lives of both humans and dogs are enriched by the presence of each other.
Donations Allocated - 2023
May 2023 - Future Orchard Trust
Thanks to everyone who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio and the Pay It Forward appeal. The donation for May has gone to The Future Orchard...
March/April 2023 - The Hub, Ireland
Thanks to everyone who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio and the Pay It Forward appeal. The donation for March/April has gone to The Hub,...
Jan/Feb 2023 - Mollies Animal Rescue
A big "Thank You" to everyone who donates to Circle Of White Light Radio and the Pay It Forward Appeal. The Jan/Feb donation went to Mollies Animal...
Donations Allocated - 2022
Oct/Nov/Dec 2022 - Clonmel Community Soup Kitchen and free food bank
A big THANK YOU to everyone who donates to Circle Of White Light Radio and the Pay It Forward Appeal. I combined October's, November's and...
September 2022 - Cork Dog Action Welfare Group
This months Circle Of White Light Radio donation goes to the Cork Dog Action Welfare Group. A big "Thank You" to everyone who donations to Circle Of...
August 2022 - Kitten Cottage Animal Sanctuary
Thank you to everyone who donates to Circle Of White Light Radio. People said that the idea was so simple it would not work, so here we are 2 years...
June/July 2022 - Byron & Adrienne - The Hub, Ireland
Thanks to the listeners who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio. The donation for June/July has gone to Adrienne and Byron at The Hub. The amount...
April/May 2022 - Shaolin Buddhist Temple
We would like to thank the listeners of Circle Of White Light Radio for their donations to the Pay It Forward fund. As we get older, aches and pains...
March 2022 - Donation to funeral costs - Noriko Manning
A big thank you to everyone who donates to Circle Of White Light Radio and the Pay It Forward Appeal. Also thanks to the team for the suggestion for...
Jan/Feb 2022 - Donation to Bridgetown Men's Shed, Wexford
I would like to thank the listeners and the people who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio, the Pay It Forward Appeal and thank the Pay It Forward...
Donations Allocated - 2021
December 2021 - Donation to Family Of Four Boys
I would like to thank the listeners of Circle Of White Light Radio for their donations to the show and to the Pay It Forward Appeal. I would also like to thank the PIF team for the nomination for December in collaboration with the the Irish Assembly team. We heard from one of the PIF members that a family had just lost their Dad which left the mum and the 4 boys finding things very tight for Christmas, not knowing if Santa was going to come. Well, we thought that Santa would pay a visit so we donated 4 all4one vouchers for €100 Euros for each of the boys and 2 hampers for mum. We hope this helped in some way to take away the pain of losing their Dad so young. Thanks again folks, we all can make a difference. Can you afford €1 Euro a month? https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/cowlrpayitforward
November 2021 - Wexford Housing Homeless Action Group
A big "Thank You" to the listeners of Circle Of White Light Radio and The Pay It Forward Team. The donation for November went to Tony at the Wexford Housing Homeless Action Group who are doing great work helping the homeless. Here is Tony (on the left) accepting the cheque from Brian (who is a friend of the PIF Team and located in Wexford). We can only give out what we receive in and this is down to the people and people power. The more donations come in, the more we can give o ut, it's very simple. €1 Euro a month from 10,000 people would help so many people. We try and avoid donating to charites that put the money in a "pot" or "black hole", especially if they have highly paid CEO's! We want it to come from you to Circle Of White Light Radio and then to the choosen charity or group for the month. Can you afford €1 Euro a Month?
October 2021 - Donation to GoFundMe Homeless / Heating Oil
We would like to thank the listeners and people who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio and the Pay It Forward Appeal. We would also like to thank the PIF Team for their support also. Along with the keyboard donation this month (thanks to Liam), we have also donated €550 Euros to the "Everyone Matters Homeless Outreach" GoFundMe appeal for a new van. We also received a request from an Assembly member who was in need of heating oil and as money is very tight, especially with the increase in fuel costs, we were happy to help. All we ask is for people to donate what they can afford and if that is only €1 Euro a month, that is fine. 10,000 people donating €1 Euro can help a lot of people and groups. We can help each other, we do not need the Government or politicians to help us, we can help ourselves. We have the power, we just have to take the energy to make a donation. Transparency is very important, so if you have any questions, please contact us.
September/October 2021 - Donation of a keyboard
As some of you know, the Pay It Forward team made a donation of €1000 Euros of musicial equipment to St. Olivers School, Oldcastle, a few months ago. We received a generous donation from Liam Norton of a keyboard to pass on the music teacher. Unfortunately she was out sick for a while, so it is only now that we have had time to get down to give it to the class. So, thanks again to Liam Norton for the donation.
August 2021 - Ben Gilroy and his team at MakeChangeHappen.ie
I would like to thank all the listeners who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio and the Pay It Forward (PIF) appeal. I would also like to thank the PIF team for their suggestion for August. The August donation was donated to Ben Gilroy and his team to go towards the running costs of the MakeChangeHappen.ie app. As you may know, the social media giants are shutting down anyone that expose what is going and who are telling the truth, so Ben and his team setup their own social media app where you will not be censored. So well done to Ben and his team!
July 2021 - Donation to The Hub, Ireland
I would like to thank the listeners who donate to Circle Of White Light Radio and the people who also donate to the Pay It Forward appeal. When you are in service to others, you do not want accolades or need your ego massaged however, there are times when a pat on the back as confirmation that the work that you are doing does make a different to others. The PIF Team all agreed that The Hub are doing great work so the July donation has been allocated to Byron and Adrienne at The Hub who I visited today to present them with a cheque. They not only provide a free service (service to others) but they are also there for emotional support when people have to stand in court in front of a judge. Our planet and the energies coming in, is moving the global population towards a “service to others” frequency and that is the team we all need to be on. If you’re not service to others and are service to self, you are on the wrong team!
June 2021 - Clonmellon Men's Shed
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. The Pay It Forward team heard about the local Men's Shed being evicted so they have decided to allocated June's donation to the shed to help support their funding for a new shed. Here is Barry holding the donation of €400 Euros. The Men's Shed are a great group who help and support the men in the local community and their eviction has obviously upset the local community. The good news is that the Men's Shed committee have been contacted by people in the local community and also a local business, who will be helping to fund a new shed for the men. 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!
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!
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: https://letsgettalking.ie If you can afford €1 Euro a month or wish to make a "one off" donation, please send your donation to: Pay It Forward: https://www.paypal.me/cowlrpayitforward
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.
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!
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: ineedhelp.ie or free text: HELP to 50015 for immediate support and information 24/7. Thanks Cromac (PIF Team member) for recommending this charity.
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.
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.
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.
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, www.onlyresultscount.com . 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.