Soar Foundation chosen as charity partner for this year’s event
The Motoring Media Association of Ireland (MMAI) has announced the Soar Foundation as the charity partner for the Irish Car of the Year and Irish Van of the Year 2024 Awards, in association with Continental Tyres.
This year’s event on November 3rd will see the introduction of a ‘Silent Auction’ in aid of the Soar Foundation, chosen as our charity partner by MMAI Chairperson, Joe Rayfus.
The Soar Foundation is an independent, national, youth outreach movement built on an early intervention preventative model focused on peer-to-peer delivery of critical life skills. The Dublin-based charity works inside and outside the education system with young people aged 13-18, delivering workshops that focus on developing confidence, self-esteem and resiliency so that our young people, the next generation, can have the opportunity to dare to dream and fulfil their potential.
To date, the Soar Foundation has worked with nearly 60,000 teenagers in Ireland and has won numerous awards including the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact Award.
During this year’s Irish Car of the Year and Irish Van of the Year Awards, guests will be invited to silently bid on items up for auction, including signed Ireland rugby and soccer jerseys, and other one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia.
At the end of the evening, only the total amount raised for our charity partner, along with the names of the successful bidders, will be announced.
Speaking about the announcement, Orlagh Reilly, Head of School Relationships at Soar, said:
“At Soar, we are incredibly honoured to be charity partners for this year’s Irish Car and Van of the Year awards event.
We are a small charity and we help teens discover who they are and what they can achieve. We do this by creating and delivering early intervention, character development workshops for young people aged 13 to 18.
We genuinely care about every teen we interact with and our aim is to support them to tune into their own truth. To let go of external pressures that tell them what they’re meant to be and embrace who they really are. We meet each teenager on their level and aim to elevate their own unique voice and potential.
Receiving this donation means that we can reach more young people through our schools and out of schools programme. We can positively shape the adults of the future to grow their awareness of self and the world around them.”
For more information about the Soar Foundation, visit www.soar.ie