GYM JAM 2019
Fundraiser for Palestine Community Gym
Featuring live music from Moxie, Clare Sands, Elaine Malone, Nuadán, Stevie G, Lisa Oh, Fish Go Deep, Kneecap, Paul T, Ciara Brady, + special guests
PLUS Palestian Pop-up market, food, drinks & bumper raffle
2pm ‘til late, Saturday 20th July 2019
ACLAÍ, Crawford Business Park, Bishop Street, Cork City
A Cork based gym owner is currently aiming to raise €30,000 to open a community gym for the residents of a refugee camp in the West Bank, Palestine. Ainle Ó Cairealláin, originally from west Belfast, now living in Cork, is the owner of the personal training company ACLAÍ (Bishop Street, Cork), and creator of the popular Rebel Matters Podcast, is leading the campaign to open the training facility in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
In order to raise the much needed funds for this project, Ainle and friend Alex Sampson are hosting Gym Jam fundraiser, taking place from 2pm until late, Saturday 20th July at ACLAÍ.
Last year’s Gym Jam, which raised over €5,000 for the Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team, was so successful that the team at ACLAÍ have decided to expand this year’s event to include an outdoor stage for earlier afternoon gigs, featuring live music kicking off at 2pm from Moxie, Clare Sands, Elaine Malone, Nuadán, and very special secret guests, with DJs Stevie G and Lisa Oh spinning tunes in between. As well as music, the fundraiser will also have activites for all ages until 7pm, including balloon shaping, tarot reading, and an indoor Palestinian pop-up market with beautiful goods imported directly from producers in the West Bank. Tickets will also be available for the Gym Jam bumper raffle, the grand prize being a handmade bike worth €700. Food and drinks will be available throughout the day. This is a family and pet friendly event, all are welcome!
From 8pm, the event moves inside the gym where Fish Go Deep, Kneecap, Paul T and Ciara Brady will keep everyone dancing well into the night. This will be Fish Go Deep’s only Cork show this summer, so don’t miss out!
ACLAÍ’s target for this project is €30,000 and they are hoping to make a sizeable dent in that with this fundraiser. This event is inspired, driven, and built on community, and organisers aim to provide an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together, break bread together and sing and dance together, while pooling their resources to help those who don’t have the luxuries we take for granted every day.
Day passes €10, and night passes €15, are available at uticket.ie, and also a limited number will be available on the door. For those unable to attend, you can support the cause on Gym Jam’s Gofundme page.
This event is family friendly between 2pm and 7pm. Over 18's after 8pm.
All money raised will go directly to setting up the Palestine Community Gym as Aida Refugee Camp.
Published on 1 July 2019