Past Events

Sept 2013

Camino de Santiago 2013

Well well well… our 6th camino! (5th to Santiago)… little did we know back in 2007, when the challenge abroad was being organised, that this one was going to be so popular. Our lovely pilgrims cleared over €4′000 in profit. We cannot express our gratitude to everyone involved – from the actual pilgrims (Anthony, Cora, Pauline, Loimar, Thomas, Rhona, Frances and Sharon) the bag-packers who supported them in their efforts, to everyone who attended all the events or supported them one way or another. You are all absolutely amazing. THANK YOU.

July 2013

Friends Day & Dinner at the Troc

July came and went with two amazing events: Our yearly Friends’ day and a fantastic dinner night at the legendary Trocadero in Ranelagh.  Both events so different, yet the same feel: friends enjoying a fantastic time out with and supporting a great cause.

Friends Day was held in the  Terenure Rugby Club and was the 1st time we held it during the day time. This helped us having some children enjoying a time out, a great day, some “mates” (argentinean tea & friends :) ) and a fantastic pinata!

Dinner at the Troc was organised as part of a fundraiser for the Camino 2013, by one of our pilgrims – Frances Jones… and all we can say is WOW! What a great idea, great crowd, fantastic food and amazing raffle prizes. Thank you to all involved in this event and here’s hoping to make this one a yearly tradition!

June 2013

Swizzle Sizzle Swing Summer Sensation, 22 – 23 June 2013 What was is it all about?  The Swing Dance community in Ireland, supported by generous international teachers Joseph Sewell & Charlotte Middlemass of Jiveswing Uk, created a fantastic weekend with all proceeds going to support K.I.D.S.   ‘Shine a Light on our Star’s’ for the Dublin 1 project.  A weekend of workshops and a Saturday night party with Joseph Sewell and Charlotte Middlemass providing their teaching skills for free meant that all the money raised went to the project.  This exclusive weekend sold out with couples taking full weekend passes & Sunday Solo Sessions and dancing the night away at the Saturday night social.

The organizing committee Chris, Amy, Paola & Keith dis a fantastic job and the weekend was  ‘A SENSTAIONAL SUCCESS’ …this was their words of thanks to all who made it the succcess it was:  ‘A hundred thousand thank you’s to all of you that made the Swizzle Sizzle Swing Summer Sensation workshop weekend and social night such a sensational success. SO how much was raised? From donations from dancers who could not go, from dancers who paid for places and knew they would not be able to attend the full event, from dancers who attended the dance workshops for the full weekend, from the Sunday session, for all those who attended the Saturday night social, from the parents of the performing children who bought tickets to the event, for the raffle ticket buyers, from those who just gave a ‘few bob’ to add to the pot – all your contributions raised – drum roll please:  €2,000. We are over the moon with the result – thank you!.

Flora Women’s mini marathon Monday 5th of June – Thank you All Who did it for K.I.D.S.

2013 was our 5th year participating in this event. 2013 saw a whole new group of ladies do it for K.I.D.S.  The amazing group of ladies ran / jogged / walked it for us.  Some of the photo’s were updated on our Facebook page and we will be sure to ask all the lovely ladies to join us again next year.

We are always looking for lovely ladies to beat the record of funds raised so why not join us in 2014? Please sign up at www.floraminimarathon.ie and then contact Flo (flo@kids-argentina.org) to get a pack sent your way.

March 2013 – Third Pin Day at the National College of Ireland

On the 28th and 29th of March of 2013 at the NCI campus in Dublin, the students held our 3rd annual Pin Day.

All money raised in this event was raised to support our first Third Level Student grant receipient: Lorena Nunez in her studies in the University to become a Social Worker.

As we always say, every help you can give us counts a lot.  To our amazement, this year, the amazing gang (Conor, Grace, Emma… and more!) raised a massive €1′000 to support her! We are in so much shock and so grateful for all your support.

Lorena is setting up a Facebook page to keep us updated on her adventures through Uni. Please take a minute to have a look at it:

https://www.facebook.com/LorenaNunezKidsArgentina

Thank you all!

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Keith, Jive Swing and the good people and dancers in Southend and Crewe raised a whooping €700 by climbing up the mountain and doing a Lindy Hop at the Top! These funds are to be used in a music, arts and drama after school workshop from March 2013.  Thank you all for this awesomeness!

Laugh in aid of K.I.D.S.

Friday 26th of August was the date. This year’s Comedy night was special for two reasons: It was a Father Ted Special and one of K.I.D.S.’ most successful fundraisers: Comedy Night.

The Laughter Launge’s Infamous Father Ted Special was back this August packed full of our favourite Father Ted characters… Go on… Go on… Go on… Go on… GO ON!!

FRIENDS DAY – 4th year in a row!

This is most certainly the most popular event we ran so far. Every year we manage to surpass it! Well, this time we know for sure was LOUDER! We had such a great time with the “usual suspects”, new faces and the unbelievable joy and support of a lovely brazilian group. We loved them! Also, the amazing talent of Ms Nina Antonioli who delighted us with her voice and songs. Thank you all for making this one the best night! You can see photos in our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/KIDSArgentina

PRE – CAMINO WALK  WALKS

We are still doing these walks, as part of keeping in touch with the walkers and as well to continue to grow our strength for next year’s one. So keep an eye on our Current events and our Santiago page for more info.

WE CANNOT HAVE ENOUGH LAUGHTER!

Yet an other set of two volunteers – the lovelies Elaine and Anne – made us keep on laughing. An other comedy night in the Laughter Lounge was held after the amazing success of the last one. This one will took place on the 31st of March.

May 2011 – WALK

As you must know by now, we organise a walk every year. This year we started with a 4-year challenge: Camino de Portugal. This is one of the ways to Santiago de Compostela, leaving from Portugal.

We have set up a different page for this particular event, please click HERE for more information on this awesome event!

4/03/2011 - DANCE AROUND AT THE SOUND OF THE LAST 5 DECADES!

Johnny organised this party to raise funds for the K.I.D.S. CHALLENGE (PART 1) in Portugal in aid of K.I.D.S.

We had such a great time at the Waterloo Bar and once again, we were surrounded by really amazing people and our constant supporters. So a BIG SINCERE THANK YOU to all those who always make our parties ones to remember. You know who you are!  And Johnny, thank you for being such a great supporter!  Well done.

Oh! And well done to all the winners of the raffles!

28/01/2011 – Comedy night

Last Friday 28th, we had a Comedy Night at the Laughter Lounge organised by two lovely supporters: Eileen and Adrianne. They managed to raise a wooping €700 for K.I.D.S. as part of the found raising activities for the Walk Challenge in Portugal (1/4) and it has really created a buzz to keep at it!

Thank you ladies for the constant support and Well done on the amazing work!

Throughout June, July and August 2010, Sherries restaurant (3 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1) is hold a photo exhibit of our funder Florencia Saluzzo.

27/08/2010 — Comedy night

What is best than laughing???? Well, in our view, NOTHING! That is why we continue to organise the awesome Laugh in aid of Kids night! A comedy night in the Laughter Lounge that was once again a complete blast. Laughing out loud and constantly for 2 hours! Thank you to all those who supported us and a special Thanks goes to the Laughter Lounge for helping us too!

16/07/2010 - Friends’ day 2010

Our 3rd Friends’ day was again such a huge success! It grew by over 100% from the very first one to this one.  Every one had a brilliant time and it became more international than ever! The venue this year was fantastic (thanks to all the staff of Ron Black’s) We specifically want to thank everyone who always come to this night, we already have our loyal followers! And a very special thanks to Johnny and Gabi who gave us a huge hand with the music and the organisation. As well as Bondiola Argentina and Alma Argentina

20/05/2010 – 2nd Sponsored walk – Santiago to Finisterre (Spain)

Not only we had a brilliant time, but it was such a great event to raise awareness about our work and what is to come. Check out the photos on our Facebook page. It was absolutely amazing. Next year is gonna be HUGE!  You cannot miss it!

20/09/2009 - 2nd Golf Tournament – Luttrellstown Castle and Castleknock Golf Course

KIDS was delighted to announce that our 2nd Golf event in Luttrellstown Castle and Castleknock Golf Course… and let us tell you something… it was a whole in one! Absolutely amazing weather, great teams and a lot of fun. Not to mention this  golf course which is unique and its amazing parkland palette from which to work – gentle rolling countryside with lakes and ancient trees that make this an incredible course.

27/08/2009 - Comedy Night in Aid of KIDS at the  Laughter Launge

Oh man!! This event was absolutely hilarious!!  Four different comedians gave their best and made everyone be in stitches!

18/07/09 – Friends ‘ day came and went and with it, an other amazing party for our memories…! It was so much fun. We had over 80 people all there to support our cause, to dance non-stop, sing until our voices were gone, remembering old Argentinean songs or simply to know what Argentinean parties are all about: to have endless fun!  So here is a huge sincere THANK YOU to all those who made this night such a success. You are our friends and this night was for you.


01/06/09 – Well done to all the ladies who ran the Flora mini marathon this year for us! A special mention goes to Jenny who did it for the 3rd time in a row and this year finished it at 52 minutes! Very well done!

20/12/08 – The second raffle for our Christmas Hamper went smooth and we were able to collect some funds while keeping the Christmas spirit high! The lucky winner was Guadalupe from Double O. Thank you all who supported this innitiative.

06/11/08 – The first WALK took place in Tatras mountains, Poland. This weekend was quite a challenge for everyone.  All the walkers / hickers managed to surpass our expectations, making this one, one of the most successful events we had so far.  Photos have been posted in our Facebook profile.  Thank you all to those who took part in this challenge and all those who helped financially and who volunteered to create awareness of KIDS!

19/07/08 – KIDS’ members decided to make one the most popular days in Argentina a celebration in Dublin too. Friends’ day (every 20th of July) was celebrated this year with a great gathering of friends and people who wanted to be part of a fun friendly night.  Lots of latin music, raffles, good energy and laughter was what marked the night.

Thank you all for the comments you left us in our phones and forums.  Those who want to see photos of the night, please look at them here.

Or if you have a facebook account, do look for us. Our user name is KIDS Argentina.

02/06/08 - The Flora Women Mini Marathon was held again this year and we had a few runners signed up for it. Some emailed us their photos. So very well done to all! And thank you for supporting us!

08/02/08 - OMG! The day came and went with such a huge success!! We are still in shock about it! We were thrilled to have the guests of honour with us! they were Pumas (Argentina’s National Rugby team) players: Felipe Contepomi and Juan Francisco Gomez, as well as Leinster’s stars: Cameron Jowitt and Stan Wright.

To those who attended the Gala, thank you so much for your generous contribution to it.  We were so excited to see so many people turn out, buy raffle tickets and the huge success of the auction.  For those that could not make it – thank you for your private donations.  All these funds will go a long way toward providing support for children living in poverty in Argentina.  With your participation, we were able to surpass our goal of €5’000.00 clear profit from the night – your generosity means the night raised just over €8’000.00 for KIDS  You can only imagine how delighted and grateful we are to you for making the event such a great success.

Founders and event organisers of KIDS with guests of honour. Flag signed by children of San Pablo school in Rosario, jersey signed by Pumas team  Majella Twomey, Felipe Contepomi and Florencia Saluzzo with jersey donated by Felipe for auction Belly dancing show by Indivarra

02/11/07 – This day was THE GIG of the year! It was so much fun. Loads of really good music! And loads of people enjoying themselves. Thanks to Ciaran for organising it and a BIG thanks to the bands:

Click on the links below to see some videos of the Alligator show:

If anyone was there and has photos of Reclaim, please email them to flo@kids-argentina.org. .. as my camera ran out of batteries while they were playing and could not take any of them!! Sorry guys!!!

26/10/07 – St. Margarets golf club hosted a tournament in aid of K.I.D.S. It was a big success!! The weather behaved allowing everyone to have a whole day full of nice golfing and fun. Thank you to all participants. And a special thanks to Mark for organising it! (photos to come soon!)

17/9/07 – “Photographers United” started with a BANG! It was an absolute success. We had around 35 people coming and all had brilliant comments to make. We sold more than we thought on the first night only. Soon we will upload photos of the evening in our Bebo page and MySpace page.  Please note that the photos will still be available for purchase if someone is interested. Prices go from €100 up to €350 – depending on size availability.  If you would like to see the images, please contact Florencia at flo@kids-argentina.org

11/9/07 – Majella made it!!!! Today she reached the top of Kilimanjaro!!! Even if she went with an injury in her leg, she still managed to make it all the way to the top. Thank you to all those who sponsored her. Your donations have been so generous that we were overwhelmed with the results. And CONGRATULATIONS to you, Jelly! Well done!

4/6/07 – The Flora Women’s mini marathon was held again and it was our first “event”!   It was a success for us. We had 3 runners who did great, completed the race and raised more money than what it was expected! We greatly appreciate all their effort and a big thanks to those who sponsored them!

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