Why take part?

An opportunity to be part of something on St Patrick's Day

This St Patrick’s Day is going to look a little different. At a time when we need to stay apart, it is important that we still feel connected to one another. This March, we are asking you to join our march with people all over Ireland and come together ‘virtually’, for the Aware Paddy's Day Walk in support of Aware's mental health services.

We all know fresh air, nature and movement offer a host of benefits for your mental wellbeing. So we're encouraging you to get out and about, with your household or bubble, and do something good for you, and for others!

All participants will receive a set of green shoelaces so you can ‘lace up’ for the Aware Paddy’s Day Walk and show your support for mental health. If you want your laces by St Patrick's Day, register by 6pm on Sunday 14th March. Anyone who registers after that date will still get their laces, they will just arrive after the day.

Please keep yourself and others safe and abide by all government guidelines and restrictions, in relation to Covid-19.

You can make a real difference in the lives of others

As we all adjust to living with Covid-19, Aware continues to see a sustained increase in demand for our services. Your participation, your fundraising, or your donation, can help ensure we can be there for anyone who needs us. Every euro counts.

Together, we can make a difference

How does it work?

Lace up and let's go...

This St Patrick's Day,17 March 2021, we are encouraging you to get involved in the

Aware Paddy's Day Walk.


This is a virtual event, so you can take part in your locality. You can choose the distance and the route, start from your front door, do laps of your garden, it's your call.


Whether you go with your household or bubble, or on your own, or with your dog, we would love to see your photos. Don't forget to spread the word and encourage your family and friends to get involved and use #awarepaddysdaywalk on social media.

All you need to do now is register, get moving and of course take on the walk safely, abiding by physical distancing and Covid-19 guidelines, as set out by the government.


Ways to get involved

Take Part

Your participation in the Aware Paddy's Day Walk will raise much needed funds for mental health.


The easiest and most secure way to fundraise is with an online fundraising page.


If you would like to support the event, but cannot take part, we welcome donations.