The Cookstown-based company is sponsoring Tyrone star Conor Meyler to join 50 other GAA players from across Ireland taking part in ‘Plant the Planet Games’, a partnership between Warriors for Humanity, Self Help Africa and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA).
McAleer & Rushe’s sponsorship will help tackle the global climate crisis by planting 25,000 trees in Africa, which will offset up to 625 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year and provide a vital source of food, income and livelihood. shelter to thousands of families. Trees will also help improve and rehabilitate degraded soils and lands.
2021 All-Ireland and All-Star winner Conor Meyler and GAA stars from across Ireland will travel to Kenya in mid-November to work with communities, visit cultural and climate-related projects and take part in a game exhibition hall at Nairobi Rugby Club.
Shane McCullagh, Contracts Director of McAleer & Rushe comments: “We are delighted to support Conor and the Plant the Planet Games campaign as Warriors for Humanity, Self Help Africa and the GPA embark on this historic journey to Kenya.
“His mission to leave a massive collective legacy on the planet is one to which McAleer & Rushe are fully committed as part of our Climate Pledge. Planting thousands of trees will not only combat biodiversity loss and combat the growing impact of climate change, but also provide a sustainable flow of income and food, for future generations.
“The impact and influence that GAA stars like Conor will have through ‘Plant the Planet Games’ cannot be understated, volunteering their time and helping drive the necessary fundraising for this initiative which changes lives and we congratulate Conor and everyone involved for their vision, commitment and dedication.
Thanking McAleer & Rushe for their sponsorship, Conor Meyler said: “I am so grateful for the incredible support provided by county sponsor McAleer & Rushe as we begin raising enough funds to plant one million trees in Africa. . The work undertaken by Self Help Africa and Warriors for Humanity strengthens local communities in Africa and helps improve the livelihoods of so many families.
“At the heart of Gaelic Games is bringing communities together and this campaign will be no different and I look forward to joining my fellow GAA players across all codes in Kenya.”
Founder of ‘Warriors For Humanity’ and ‘Plant the Planet Games’, Alan Kerins, comments: “We are extremely grateful to McAleer and Rushe for joining Conor Meyler and Warriors for Humanity in our upcoming Plant the Planet Historic Games at Kenya. Conor is an exceptional role model and we are delighted to have such a person of integrity and passion join us in our mission. McAleer & Rushe are huge, long-time supporters of so many great causes within the community, including the GAA, and their support will help us make history.
Conor and the rest of the participating players will travel to Kenya on Saturday November 19 and return on Sunday 27.
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