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Get your family active this summer! Become a superhero for children living with illness

This is Lisa, aka Superwoman! Lisa has had cancer twice in her young life. Lisa has told us about how she didn’t feel ‘normal’ at school because she was known as ‘that girl with cancer’. Each morning she would ‘put on a mask’ just to fit in. However, through Helium Arts’ film project, Lisa felt she could be light-hearted, honest and creative working with her peers in the group. She no longer needs to disguise who she is. During Helium’s project, Lisa chose to wear a different mask – the mask of Superwoman.

CALLING ALL CREATIVE FAMILIES! Join Helium Arts’ Superhero Team

At Helium Arts, we want all children to be able to use their creative (super)powers to live life to the full. Now YOU can become a superhero, too!

Join Helium Arts’ Superhero Team at any of the family-friendly Inflatable Colour Runs this summer.

They are sure to be a great day out for the whole family and suitable for all levels.

With your help, we can bring artists and sick children together, allowing them to set their creativity free.

Get your family fundraising together. Your support will allow us to bring artists and sick children together to create lasting magical memories that are always led by the children.


Inflatable Colour Runs

This summer, the Inflatable Colour Runs are bringing colour and fun to the running scene just like Helium Arts brings to healthcare! A perfect fun day out for the whole family, and suitable for all levels & age groups. ‘Start the run dressed in white, then walk, run, dance or bounce your way around the route, making your way through the colour stations and of course the Fun Inflatables!’ Taking place in six locations across Ireland, so no matter where you are there’s an event for you!


The Inflatable Colour Runs will do a discounted rate if you’re participating for charity, so make sure to contact for more details before registering, as well as for your superhero fundraising pack! See a list of all of the runs here, and then register at the links below:

Cork on 11 June
Tipperary on 25 June
Kerry on 30 July
Waterford on 6 August
Kildare on 13 August
Limerick on 20 August
Mullingar on 27 August


What You Support

This year, funds go towards our programmes for teenagers in both hospital and community health settings. See here for more information on our programmes, and see Lisa below in the Helium Arts film project trailer!

Your much-needed contribution will allow us to connect teenagers and artists to work together to let their creativity and inner superheroes free!

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We would love to keep in touch to tell you about what's happening in our creative programmes supporting children and teenagers managing long-term health conditions across Ireland to access a meaningful creative and social outlet. We will also send you details from time to time on our events, fundraising activities, funding and sector news.

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+ 353 (0) 44 93 96 960


Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland


CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
Companies Registration Office: 486621


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22 Pearse Street
Co. Westmeath
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