Children's Books Ireland win at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2023

October 2023
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Jenny Murray, Aoife Murray and Aoife McDonnell accepting the Good Causes Arts and Culture Award 2023

We’re delighted to have won at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2023! 

Every year, the Good Causes Awards celebrate the work carried out by many volunteers, coaches, care givers and extraordinary people all across Ireland, along with the organisations they represent. 

On the night, we were thrilled to take home the Arts and Culture Prize, and to celebrate our win with so many friends from across the sector. We will put the prize fund of €10,000 to good use this December, reaching thousands of young readers with new books for Christmas.

Recognising the work of Children's Books Ireland, the judges commented, '"Every Child a Reader” is the vision of Children’s Books Ireland. The judging panel were highly impressed with this organisation’s vision, and how they fulfil this vision, through a range of creative and imaginative projects, that are designed to inspire children and young people, to get to know Irish books, writers and illustrators.'

Jenny Murray, Aoife Murray and Aoife McDonnell accepting the Good Causes Arts and Culture Award 2023

'We are honoured and thrilled to have been selected as this year’s winners, and in such good company with our fellow shortlistees. It is wonderful validation for our hard-working team. And most importantly, the €10,000 prize will allow us to gift over a thousand books to children who need them most. Thank you to all at the National Lottery for making this possible, and brightening the lives of children this Christmas.'

– Elaina Ryan, CEO of Children's Books Ireland


Good Causes Awards Winners 2023

Good Cause of the Year 2023: Meath Women's Refuge and Support Services

Health & Wellbeing: Meath Women's Refuge and Support Services

Youth: Roscommon Young Carers

Heritage: The Little Museum of Dublin

Arts & Culture: Children’s Books Ireland 

Community: Waterford Marine Search and Rescue

Sport: Irish Homeless Street League

Irish Language: AerachAiteachGaelach

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