Wednesday, April 13, 2022

PUNCHESTOWN Racecourse, in association with the Irish Red Cross,  have pledged to donate all proceeds from tickets purchased over this Easter weekend for Ballymore Family Day, Saturday 30 April, to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal.

Red Cross teams are on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding region as well as here in Ireland providing crucial aid for Ukrainian refugees. Your support will enable the Red Cross to continue their work to provide for basic needs such as water, food, medical aid, shelter and other essential needs.

Punchestown racecourse have pledged that all proceeds from tickets purchased for Ballymore Family day between Friday 15 and Monday 18 April will go directly to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. The Ballymore Family day is the final day of the festival and takes place on Saturday 30 April.

Conor O’Neill Punchestown CEO said “We are all united in our horror at what is happening in Ukraine. Families and loved ones are being displaced and the consequences of this war are devastating. In addition to our Easter weekend fundraiser, we will be rolling out some additional activities to raise funds in the coming days and weeks. If everyone gives a little it will help a lot.”

Ukraine is a rapidly evolving crisis and donations will help those affected get food, medicine, shelter and water. Funds raised will also help the Red Cross to assist those displaced by conflict.

Charlie Lamson, Head of fundraising Irish Red Cross said: “The situation in Ukraine is accelerating and the need for funds to support teams on the ground has never been more crucial. Awareness and action like this Easter weekend appeal by Punchestown will all go towards supporting families that have been torn apart by this conflict. Please support by donating at or by purchasing Punchestown tickets for Saturday 30 April on”

The Ballymore Family Day is the concluding day of the Punchestown Festival and takes place on Saturday 30 April. The Saturday has become the most popular day at the festival with crowds of over 35,000 expected to attend. A dedicated family activity area means that there is ample room for families and socialisers to enjoy the various aspects of the race day in comfort. By purchasing tickets for and attending Punchestown on Saturday 30April  you and your family and friends can make a big difference to those not as fortunate.

The Punchestown festival gets underway on Tuesday 26 April and runs through to Saturday 30 April. All proceeds for festival Saturday tickets purchased between Friday 15 and Monday 18 April go to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

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