The work of the Spirit of Paul McGirr is collaborative in nature. We work closely with the SMA Order in Zambia, as well as local volunteers.
We are very grateful for the substantial financial support provided to us by Direct Aid for Africa (DAFA) for our projects to date.
We are also supported by donations raised within, but not exclusively, Gaelic football clubs, for which we are most grateful. Dromore Gaelic Football Club (GFC) - Paul’s home club - have provided much-needed support in the form of manpower, donations and use of the club’s grounds for charity events throughout the lifetime of the charity. Dromore GFC also organise, facilitate and run the annual Paul McGirr U16 Club Champions Tournament, which provides us with much needed funds.
The Spirit of Paul McGirr is, however, a non-denominational charity - supporters of past charity events have included Stephen Ferris (former Ulster, Ireland and Lions rugby International) and Lisa Armour (Northern Ireland Ladies Soccer International), for example.
We also work in collaboration with The Friends of Kevy charity. The Friends of Kevy was established in 2019 by the friends and family of Kevin McCartan to commemorate 20 years since his tragic death in 1999. The two charities now work together to fundraise for the Secondary School
We are also well supported by our local schools. We continue to work with Loreto Grammar School Omagh and St Patrick’s College Dungannon and are open to other school partnerships, where beneficial.
We are currently developing links with Queens University Belfast and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.