Stena Line Belfast Giants Captain and Autism NI Patron Adam Keefe
Keefe Freezes Drink For October
Stena Line Belfast Giants Captain Adam Keefe has joined forces with Northern Ireland’s leading Autism charity, Autism NI, to encourage all fans to stay sober this October and join him in his campaign to ‘Don’t Drink…Donate’.
Patron of Autism NI Adam is putting a freeze on alcohol for the month of October to help raise much needed funds and create awareness for the charity.
The Stena Line Belfast Giants Captain said: “I would ask all my fans to join me this October and give up drink for Autism NI. Save some money and feel a bit healthier, all whilst supporting a great cause. Become a ‘sober supporter’ and either join me in my challenge or donate to my JustGiving page: justgiving.com/Adam-Keefe1.”
Autism NI’s Corporate Fundraising Manager Sarah-Jayne Cassells said: “We are delighted that Adam is supporting Autism NI in this way through giving up alcohol for the month of October. Adam has a wonderful fan base in Northern Ireland and we hope they will all get behind him and support him in his fundraising efforts for the charity.
“With over 20,000 people in Northern Ireland affected by Autism and every year over 300 children within the province are diagnosed with Autism. Autism has become the highest growing disability in Europe. Therefore we really need your support so that we can continue to provide vital services to those families and individuals living with Autism.”
Autism NI is Northern Ireland’s main Autism charity. Formed in 1990, Autism NI exists to support individuals with Autism and their families and campaigns to raise awareness of Autism in the wider society. The charity supports a network of 23 branches and local support groups across NI and provides life changing services for the 20,000 people affected by Autism. All funds raised by Autism NI remain within Northern Ireland and are used to improve the lives of those affected by this hidden disability.
Teal Time for Autism
This March the Stena Line Belfast Giants have joined forces with Northern Ireland’s Autism charity, Autism NI and are holding a Charity Match on Monday 28th March, the final home game of the season.
The Giants will face the Nottingham Panthers in what is promised to be an action packed game, where fans will have one final chance to see the team before they take a well-deserved break. At this game fans will be asked to show their support to the players and Autism NI by wearing the Giants’ colour teal to the game, and help kick-start Autism Awareness Month this April!
Stena Line Belfast Giants’ Captain and Autism NI Patron, Adam Keefe, said: “I am asking all the Giants fans to support my charity Autism NI by wearing something teal to this home game, the last one of the league and also the final opportunity to see the current team together. It has been a challenging few months, but the fans have stood by us 100 per cent and I just want to thank them all for all their continued loyalty.”
Autism NI Corporate Fundraising Manager, Sarah-Jayne Cassells said: “’Wear It Teal’ is a fun and simple way to get involved and raise awareness for this hidden disability. All money raised will remain within Northern Ireland and go towards providing life changing services for the 30,000 people affected by Autism here. Please dig deep and show your support on the night by texting TEAL16 along with your donation to 70070. Let’s stand up for Autism, Let’s GO Giant’s fans, let’s GO!
Sarah-Jayne continued: “I would also like to thank Adam Keefe and the Belfast Giants for the support over the last season. I hope they all enjoy the break and I look forward to working them all again when they return to the ice later this year.”