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Motorsport Ireland and RIAC to host ‘virtual picnic’ in aid of LauraLynn


This year, Motorsport Ireland will support the Royal Irish Automobile Club (RIAC), who over the years, have raised thousands of euro for LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, through its annual “Picnic in the Park”.

Motorsport Ireland and the RIAC seek the help and support of the public for those in LauraLynn who provide outstanding service to ensure that Ireland’s only hospice for children with life-limiting conditions can continue to operate at the highest level possible for the most vulnerable.

Due to Covid-19, the annual Picnic in the Park cannot be held as planned on July 22 in Marlay Park, Dublin. Instead, Motorsport Ireland and RIAC are hosting a virtual Picnic on the same date, Wednesday, July 22.

Members of the public have three opportunities to join-in and make a valuable contribution to this cause:

  1. Host a real picnic with your family on or before July 22 and email your photos to info@riac.ie. Include your cherished car or motorcycle in the image provided and Motorsport Ireland will post it on its website. Then donate at www.lauralynn.ie/donate using the reference ‘Picnic’. The RIAC will award a small prize to the photo that best captures the spirit of the occasion.
  2. Post a photo of your family picnic July 22 to your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram profile with the hashtag #VirtualPicnicInthePark and tag Motorsport Ireland & LauraLynn. Then submit your donation at www.lauralynn.ie/donate using the reference ‘Picnic’.
  3. Without hosting a picnic, but you would still like to help, then submit your donation at www.lauralynn.ie/donate using the reference ‘Picnic’.

John Naylor, president of Motorsport Ireland said: “We are delighted to support our close colleagues in the RIAC in promoting this fantastic and innovative virtual event. LauraLynn is an incredibly important charity and I would urge those within the Motorsport community and further afield to donate what they can to this worthwhile cause.”