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National Head Office
+353 1 823 0776
9am – 5pm
Monday -Friday
Information and advice number for those in experiencing or at risk of homelessness
087 912 3989
9am – 5pm
Monday -Friday
Fundraising queries
+353 1 823 0776
9am – 5pm
Monday -Friday

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Build a fort and help us rebuild lives
Forts & Castles
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This September we want you to get creative and build a brilliant fort or castle to support Peter McVerry Trust. Our expert panel of judges will pick two winners on World Homelessness Day on Sunday 10th October.

Create your dream fort or castle any way you like – build it with blankets or cardboard, paint it or draw it! Big or small, real or not – every masterpiece is welcome.

The money you raise will support our work with families who are experiencing homelessness.

Our purpose-built family homeless services are designed to temporarily house families while they seek a long-term solution to their housing need. The services allow families to maintain independent living, build their life-skills and engage effectively with Peter McVerry Trust to find a new home.

How to get involved

Sign up today and receive a flag to fly from your fort and a virtual Forts & Castles preparation pack. We ask every builder to set up their own fundraising page and raise money to support our work. Once your iDonate page is ready, share it with friends and family to drive donations.

Everyone can take part – build on your own, with family, friends or your school. Every fort and castle counts, whether you build it or draw it.

When you’re finished, take a photo and share it with us! You can email it to fundraising@pmvtrust.ie or share it on social media using the hashtag #fortsandcastles and tagging Peter McVerry Trust:

Prizes

On Sunday 10th October, World Homeless Day, our panel of expert judges will pick two winners!

We have two great prizes up for grabs thanks to our fantastic sponsors Cardboard Magic and Arckit.

Cardboard Magic have kindly donated a number of their fantastic colour-in sets. Their award-winning and environmentally friendly toys are a fun and educational activity for all the family.

Arckit is a collection of architectural model kits that encourage learning while playing. They have kindly donated some of their children’s kits that are designed to boost creativity and inspire brilliant minds.

Individual Prize

The winning fort or castle submitted by one person or family will win a Cardboard Magic colour-in toy and an Arckit model kit!

Community Prize

The winning fort or castle submitted by a school, club, team or scout group will win a number of Cardboard Magic colour-in toys and Arckit model kits!

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Cardboard Magic

Keep your little ones entertained for hours on end with Cardboard Magic.

 

The team have designed a wide selection of eco friendly playhouses with every child in mind.

 

All of their playhouses are 100% Irish, 100% fun and 100% recyclable with the guarantee of your child’s imagination running wild and free!

 

Take a look at their full range now at CardboardMagic Ireland.

 

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Arckit

Arckit is a tangible and hands-on design tool for spontaneously bringing your architectural ideas to life right before your eyes.

 

Arckit opens up the wonderful world or architectural design to users of all ages and levels with their exciting range of kits for beginners through to advanced.

 

Inspired by real modern building techniques, Arckit is a truly open-ended platform that encourages users to think freely and without restrictions of instructions.

 

Explore their children’s kits at Arckit | Incredible Model Kits for Kids and Professionals.

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