Saturday, March 13

Scoop Foundation

The SCOOP (SAVE CHILDREN OUT OF POVERTY) Foundation is a charity organisation dedicated to raising funds for the education of underpriveledged children in the developing world. Set up in June 2009, the SCOOP combine music and the arts with fundraising and charity. Next friday the 19th is the official launch.
An exciting night featuring some of Irelands finest musical talent have joined forces with those st The SCOOP Foundation to celebrate the coming of The SCOOP.....
We, at The SCOOP Foundation, are proud to announce the launch of our website,, and the benefit concert we're running to celebrate it so.

The new site will be the heart of the SCOOP universe. We hope it will also be an interactive forum, a space for supporters to get feedback and updates on the projects they are supporting or funding. It will also be a place for them to express challenging ideas and have an input into the organisation. Constant updates, photos, videos and classroom reports will demonstrate the progression of the projects and programmes. It will also all our latest news on events, fundraisers and other such SCOOP developments.

Ahead of the launch, MD Andy Sweeney says: “Our aim for the SCOOP foundation is to create a hub and platform for others to get involved and play a part in changing the lives of the children and the schools we support. We will strive to take on visible and effective projects (schools, workshops etc) at grass roots level, and work hard to generate lasting trust and relationships.

“Getting our website up and running will help fulfill our aim of becoming a trustworthy, transparent and innovative organisation. We see the website as an invaluable tool in showing people how funds are allocated and more importantly, how necessary they are to the children in these projects."

The SCOOP Web Launch Concert:

The SCOOP (Save Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation will launch their new website in the Academy, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, on Friday 19th March. The event will take place from 8pm – 3am, with tickets costing €12.

Celebrating the web launch, the SCOOP will present an unforgettable line up of some of Ireland’s best indie-rock acts and DJs. The event, taking place over two rooms, will host Choice Prize and Meteor Award nominee Valerie Francis and the Choice Music Prize winner Adrian Crowley. His album ‘Season of the Sparks’ was voted as the best Irish album of 2009 and he scooped up the award last Wednesday at a ceremony in Vicar Street.

There will also be performances from The Gandhis, Le Galaxie, The Scribble Sound System featuring Little Tree, The Ambience Affair, as well as Dublin Hip Hop/RnB legends MC Ophelia and Red Square; singer-songwriter Ann Scott; Robotnik, two-piece act Bare Audio and new comers Jobot. DJ’s on the night will be Today FM’s Alison Curtis, Jon Averill and Galway’s 110th Street playing a rare Dublin show.

Entry on the door is only €12. Over 18's. I.D. required

We hope to see there and meet you in person, tis going to a fun night! The SCOOP's journey is only beginning, and we hope you can join us somewhere along the way.

Much love,

The SCOOP Foundation

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