Active Retirement Group Activities in November

The ARG started Drama Classes. A huge thank you to Margaret Bergin from Garbo productions for facilitating a wonderful series of drama classes for our Active Retirement Group this month, our members are absolutely loving them. 

ARG at Ozanam Come Dancing

ARG visiting Dublin Castle. A big thank you to the OPW for providing us a free guided tour of Dublin Castle! ARG really enjoyed the hearing about the history of Dublin.

Having lots of fun and laughs at the Halloween Party.

ARG volunteer appreciation lunch. A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! We hope you enjoyed your lunch today! 

Congratulations to Noel and Sandra – Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 WINNERS!

Sandra and Noel beat off all the competition with their excellent Jive rendition of “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars to take the top spot.

The team at Ozanam House would like to thank all those who helped make Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 a success: our sponsors; services, goods and prizes supporters; staff; volunteers; venue; support act; audience and donors; judges and host.

Most of all we thank our brilliant dancers who generously and courageously gave their, time and energy to make the show a success. It is only with their dedication that the show goes on!

More to follow.

Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 – Maeve and Lauren

Maeve
My name is Maeve Gaffney. I am involved with the Ozanam House through volunteering with the Trinity College Saint Vincent de Paul Society. I am a Biomedical Sciences student. I also work part-time for Triton Property Ventures. I have always enjoyed dancing. In the past, I did Ballet, Tap, and a little Salsa. I am excited that my friends from college encouraged me to participate in the Ozanam Coming Dancing competition. I hope my partner Lauren and I can dance our way through the Charleston and raise funds for the Ozanam House without getting stage fright.

Lauren
My name is Lauren and I’m ‘Legally Blonde’: a bubbly, energetic law student studying in Trinity College Dublin, desperate to escape the library and eager to return to the world of showbiz. Prior to the pandemic, I danced Music Theatre, Ballet and even Hip Hop/Breakdancing! It’s time to put back on my dance shoes, embrace a new adventure and put down my law textbooks, momentarily.

My involvement with SVP has been lifelong but it has deepened through my involvement in Trinity SVP. In particular, I love to volunteer my time with the Street Outreach Initiative. I look forward to further increasing my involvement this year.

Maeve and I are the blonde best friends you need to keep an eye out for! Double trouble! But blondes really do have more fun!

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the SVP website.

Joanna and Nigel https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/lauren-and-maeve/

Supported by Peter Mark

Check out more info about OCD and how you can help:

https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/ozanam-come-dancing-2022/

Tickets are €25 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET SALES.

Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 Sponsors – Peter Mark

Peter Mark is intertwined with the very fabric of Irish fashion, since their early days on Grafton Street and those first game-changing haircuts. Their teams have been at the forefront of style since 1961, shaping the trends of Irish hair and again have kindly provided sponsorship of Ozanam Come Dancing 2022.

Ozanam Come Dancing would not take place as an event without the hard work and generosity of these companies that support us. Thank you!

Peter Mark
https://petermark.ie

The dancers sponsored by Peter Mark are Maeve and Lauren. For more information and how to donate:
https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/lauren-and-maeve/

Check out more info about OCD 2022 and how you can help: https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/ozanam-come-dancing-2022/

Tickets are €25 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET SALES.

Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 – Joanna and Nigel

Joanna
I am an Office Administrator with a great passion for community development projects.


I was involved with youth work around Sherriff Street, worked for Dublin City Council Summer Camps and volunteered for Irish Cancer Society. I witnessed a great deal of grass root community projects led and completed by the St Vincent de Paul and I feel proud and privileged to be a part of the Ozanam Come Dancing event.


I’ve always had a passion for dancing and since January 2022 I have, along with my partner Nigel, been taking Ballroom Dance classes. I can’t wait to put on my red dancing shoes and raise as much funds as possible.

Nigel
I am a Database Administrator currently with AXA Insurance Ireland, previously with the likes of the HSE, AIB and other large organisations. My involvement with community projects has been in supporting Joanna in her many endeavours in this field.


Prior to January this year, my dancing expertise had been solely (and reluctantly) moving from left to right (and back again) on the dance floor, normally from half way into a song once I’ve been persuaded to get up and ‘dance’.


I’ve been extremely impressed by what I’ve seen and heard about Ozanam House and am proud to make my small, but hopefully sizeable, contribution.

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the SVP website.

Joanna and Nigel https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/joanna-and-nigel/

Supported by Abbey Capital

Check out more info about OCD and how you can help:

https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/ozanam-come-dancing-2022/

Tickets are €25 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET SALES.

Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 Sponsors – Abbey Capital

Abbey has grown to become one of the largest independent allocators of multi-manager managed futures globally. They build funds for leading investors of every size – from family offices and high-net-worth individuals to global banks and institutions – with an investor base that stretches throughout North America, Europe and Asia. They have kindly provided sponsorship of Ozanam Come Dancing 2022, as they generously have done in previous years.

Ozanam Come Dancing would not take place as an event without the hard work and generosity of these companies that support us. Thank you!

Abbey Capital
https://www.abbeycapital.com/

The dancers sponsored by Abbey Capital are Johanna and Nigel. For more information and how to donate:
https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/joanna-and-nigel/

Check out more info about OCD 2022 and how you can help: https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/ozanam-come-dancing-2022/

Tickets are €25 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET SALES.

Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 Sponsors – Typetec

Typetec has delivered best-in-class customer service since 1982. They’ve supported digital transformation across many of Ireland’s leading organisations over the past 40 years. Their people are our greatest asset and the reason why they’ve established long-lasting, trusted client relationships. They have kindly provided sponsorship of Ozanam Come Dancing 2022, as they generously done in previous years.

Ozanam Come Dancing would not take place as an event without the hard work and generosity of these companies that support us. Thank you!

Typetec
https://www.typetec.ie

The dancers sponsored by Typetec are Alison and Sandra. For more information and how to donate:
https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/sandra-and-alison/

Check out more info about OCD 2022 and how you can help: https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/ozanam-come-dancing-2022/

Tickets are €25 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET SALES

Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 – Karen and James

Karen

Hello there, I’m Karen. I study Radiation Therapy at Trinity College but in my dreams, I am a professional dancer. Ha ha! When not in college, I work part-time.

I heard of Ozanam House quite recently through the Saint Vincent De Paul Society at college. There was an open invitation for anyone who wanted to take part in the dancing, and I quickly signed up.

I have taken various dance classes over the years from Contemporary to Hip Hop. Recently, I have been dancing with an amazing community of dancers known as Southside Moves that focus on Afro Dance with some Twerk classes.

Honestly, I’m hoping to finally get my Strictly Come Dancing moment on stage and that glitter ball (if it’s there) and to raise some funds for Ozanam House, of course. My biggest fear is this whole experience having to come to an end. I can already tell that its going to be an amazing journey.


James
Hello guys, my name is James O’Leary. I’m a 21 year old student volunteer with Saint Vincent de Paul Trinity. I’m an Activity Leader in one of the after-school programmes in the Inner City. I have always loved working with kids, if not through SVP, as a Gaelic Football and Basketball Coach with Trinity Sports Summer Camps. The work that Ozanam House does for not only kids through their Youth Groups, but the wider local community is motivation enough for me to push through what lies ahead. I want to give this opportunity 110% as my part in helping facilitate the work Ozanam House does. 

The minute I heard about this competition through our SVP President Ciara, I knew I had to do it! I had small bits of dancing experience from doing musicals and theatre shows growing up but I am always up to performing in front of a crowd. Mam had me watching Strictly Come Dancing as a child, so it was a dream to participate in a similar style of event. I am really excited to take on the challenge of learning a new dance from scratch, which is made much easier by having such a great partner in Karen, and a phenomenal dancing teacher in June. We are going to give a fiery, passionate and exciting performance for sure. We will be practising very hard, and would appreciate any donations. Thanks guys, and hope to see you all on show night!

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the SVP website.

Karen and James https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/karen-and-james/

Supported by McCann Fitzgerald

Check out more info about OCD and how you can help:

https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/ozanam-come-dancing-2022/

Tickets are €25 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET SALES.

Ozanam Come Dancing 2022 Sponsors – McCann Fitzgerald

McCann FitzGerald offers expert, forward-thinking legal counsel to clients in Ireland and around the world with deep knowledge that spans a range of industry sectors. They have kindly provided sponsorship of Ozanam Come Dancing 2022, as they generously done in previous years.

Ozanam Come Dancing would not take place as an event without the hard work and generosity of these companies that support us. Thank you!

McCann Fitzgerald
https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/

The dancers sponsored by McCann Fitzgerald are Karen and James. For more information and how to donate:
https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/karen-and-james/

Check out more info about OCD 2022 and how you can help: https://www.svp.ie/fundraiser/ozanam-come-dancing-2022/

Tickets are €25 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET SALES.