Yes its hard to believe, but Mr Gay Ireland/Northern Ireland is ten years old this year. We have donated 145,000 euros to HIV and gay charities and Ireland is the only country in the world to win Mr Gay World (2009) and Mr Gay Europe (2013).
We are about to begin the search for our tenth champion in this anniversary year, as our volunteers travel the highways and byways of this all-Ireland event, promoting the positive gay identity, in small rural towns and venues and promoting safe sex.
Can you Help? Yes!
We are in constant need of support, as 100% of the contestants fundraising goes directly to the New Fill HIV Facial Restoration Service in St James Hospital, Guide Clinic, Dublin. Lots of celebrities support our Grand Final on October Bank Holiday Sunday, and this year we are confident to break the 150k fundraising barrier for HIV services and that is worth celebrating!
You are invited in these challenging times, to consider sponsoring us as a title sponsor, donating a prize/voucher or product, to reward our hardworking fundraising contestants and of course, if you are a venue, promoter or community group, you are welcome to run a heat in your venue, nominate a winner to represent your group or simply make a donation. Please see the attached document to prompt a few more ideas! There is a lot of information on www.mrgayireland.ie on on our Facebook and twitter.
We are also exploring running the Northern Ireland final in Belfast for the first time this year. All good ideas to make this anniversary special are very welcome and we hope to see you at the nationwide heats and at the Grand Final on October Bank Holiday!