Blaas for Kids

WLR’s Blaas for Kids is back for the sixth year, helping children in need in Waterford through The Déise’s favourite food, the Blaa.

This year, they’re teaming up with Touching Hearts, the charity behind the building of a new facility to replace the Sacred Heart Centre on Lady Lane, which looks after children from 0-18 years of age with additional needs. This new centre will be built on the grounds of St. Otteran’s in Waterford city. Although the project is backed by the HSE, the facility cannot be built without financial support and donations from the public, and the sooner we can raise the funds needed, the sooner these children will be able to get the care they deserve in an environment suitable for their needs.

To keep with the theme of Valentine’s Day, Dermot Dooley, parent of Darragh who attends the Sacred Heart Centre, and Derek McGrath, Waterford Senior Hurling Manager and friend of the Sacred Heart Centre, popped into WLR to launch Blaas for Kids 2017. To help us raise funds to put towards the building of this new facility, we’re asking companies, businesses and organisations across Waterford to buy Blaas and make a donation of €5 per Blaa to Touching Hearts via Blaas For Kids.

The event itself takes place on Friday, April 7th, but you can pre-order your Blaas now, and make your donation to the charity in advance of the day.

Check out Blaas for Kids form here.

Virtual Tour

Why not take a look at our virtual tour. You can visit each of the rooms in our proposed new building and get a feel for the items that need to be in place in order to make the build a success.