Helen Sherlock

 

Charity


Each year I select a charity of the year and run events to raise money. As well as that I donate 10% of my download sales to my chosen charity.


Charity of the year 2018 

Our charity this year is the Hope Foundation , a wonderful organisation dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata and the most underprivileged in India. 

We have raised €1,459.50 for this great charity. 


Charity of the year 2017 

Our charity in 2017 was ChildVision , the national education centre for blind children, located on Gracepark Road, here in Drumcondra. 

2 yoga mornings and a raffle raised €1,647.80. Thanks again - the money is being well used. 


Charity of the year 2016 

Our selected charity was Action Aid Ireland  a global movement of people working together to promote human rights and defeat poverty for all. 

Our workshops and raffles during the year raised €1,292.50. Thanks to everyone who contributed so generously. 


Charity of the year 2015 

Our charity was St. Michael's House  which supports children and adults with learning disabilities. 

A big thanks to everyone who supported our events and helped to raise €1,326. 


Charity of the year 2014 

The 2014 charity was Crosscare Food Cafe, Portland Row, Dublin 1. 

We have had a number of events during the year, including raffles and yoga classes and have raised €1,377 for this amazing charity. Thanks to everyone for your great support. 


Charity of the year 2013 

Our charity was the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

We had a couple of raffles during the year. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to Cathy at Primula Natural Skincare who donated beautiful gift sets as prizes. 

Yoga workshops in April and November were a great success. Thanks to everyone who participated and also to all who sponsored me in the Flora Mini-marathon in June.

Our total for the year was  €1720.  


Charity of the year 2012

Our charity in 2012 was the Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland (HDAI). Huntington's Disease is an inherited disease of the central nervous system. It is estimated that 400 people in Ireland have the disease and there is currently no cure. HDAI is a national voluntary organisation established to provide information, counselling and support to those diagnosed with Huntington's and their families. 

We had a number of events during the year, including a chair yoga course and yoga workshops, raising €1,274. 


Charity of the year 2011

St. Joseph's Centre for the Visually Impaired (now ChildVision) was our 2011 nominated charity. We raised over  €1,100 for this wonderful organisation, money which was put to great use. 

 


Recipes!!!

After our yoga mornings we have tea and cakes and chat. A bakers network has grown up and the recipes are always been asked after so here are some for you to try at home (after your yoga practice obviously).

Chocolate cake 1 dessertspoon melted butter (for greasing), 150g dark chocolate chopped, 125g butter, 150g caster sugar, 3 eggs, lightly beaten, 55g plain flour or ground almonds. Chocolate glaze: 110g dark chocolate chopped, 2 tbsp milk, 45g butter. Preheat oven to 160C/325F/regulo 3. Butter sides of 8-inch cake tin and line bottom. Melt chocolate, butter & sugar. Stir until smooth and then fold in beaten eggs and then the sieved flour (or almonds). Pour into cake tin and bake for 40-50mins. Cool in tin. Melt chocolate glaze ingredients and stir until smooth. Allow to cool a little (10 mins). Place cake on plate and pour glaze over.