Peugeot Ireland is delighted to announce their sponsorship of former Dublin Senior Footballer, Lyndsey Davey, to support her trip to Kenya as part of the Plant the Planet Games on November 17th.
Davey will be one of 50 inter-county players, past and present, who will travel to Kenya on November 17 as part of the Warriors for Humanity group who will take part in the Plant the Planet Games. The players have raised hundreds of thousands of Euro as they aim to plant trees to tackle the devastating effects of climate change and raise awareness of the work of Self Help Africa.
The visit will see the athletes take part in Gaelic Football & Hurling Exhibition Matches, a soccer match against AFC Leopards as well as cultural and agricultural engagements.
This is the second year of the Plant the Planet Games, the brainchild of Warriors for Humanity CEO and Founder Alan Kerins. Last year, over €500,000 was raised by inter-county players in support of the event, with one million trees being planted to tackle the effects of climate change.
Speaking about the trip Lyndsey commented: “I am thrilled Peugeot have come onboard as my key sponsors. Their support means I can now fully focus on the trip ahead and all the important duties that it includes.”
Des Cannon, Managing Director at Peugeot Ireland says: “We are proud to support Lyndsey on this special trip that will contribute so much to the important work done by Self Help Africa. As official partners to Dublin GAA, it is nice to be able to support a former player in their post playing career endeavours.”
Lyndsey is a former Dublin Senior Footballer who made her senior debut in 2004 aged just 14, only retiring last year. She went on to win 5 All-Ireland Titles, 12 Leinster titles and 5 All-Star Awards. She works as a Firefighter and Paramedic at Dublin Airport.
Self Help Africa’s mission is to alleviate hunger, poverty, social inequality and the impact of climate change. They do that through community-led, market based and enterprise focused approaches to agricultural development, ensuring that people have access to nutritious food, decent income and employment and clean water and basic services, all while sustaining natural resources.