People with Prader-Willi Syndrome typically have to deal with constant hunger, extreme anxiety, scoliosis, sleep apnoea, low muscle tone, learning difficulties and a range of  behavioural and mental health difficulties.

Parents and carers of people with Prader-Willi Syndrome face challenges too. They may struggle bringing their children to a constant stream of medical and therapeutic appointments.  They may find it hard to watch their children deal with one physical and mental health challenge after another, and to balance the needs of other family members with those of their child with PWS.  Many find it very difficult to pay all the extra costs associated with caring for a child with a disability.  Many also worry about the future.

We hope that you will never have to deal with the challenges we face, but ask that right now you do your “personal best” to help us.

Money will not solve all our problems, but in the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland we rely on the generosity of strangers to help us advance our mission of raising awareness and understanding of Prader-Wili Syndrome and improving the choice and quality of care, education and support for persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome.


  • Could you take on the PWSAI Everyday challenge? Walk/run a 5 km every day?
  • Could you run a Marathon for PWSAI? A triathalon? A mini marathon?
  • Could you participate in or organise a bike race?
  • Do a sky dive?
  • Or a hill walk?
  • Even a flat walk?

If you prefer something less energetic …

  • Could you host a “Come Dine with me for PWSAI” night?
  • Or suggest to your best friend that s/he host an event?
  • A coffee morning could work well …
  • Could you organise a book sale?
  • How about a table quiz?
  • A ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event?
  • An auction?
  • A camp out?

If you work best alone …

  • Could you quit smoking and give us the money you’ll save during the first month?
  • How about giving up alcohol even for one month for PWSAI?
  • Or even skinny lattes?
  • Instead of buying Easter eggs this year would you give PWSAI the money?

We would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to fundraise in any way for PWSAI.  We would be very happy to talk you through our experience of past fundraisers and to advise you on your event.  We can provide support in various ways including sending you sponsorship cards and promotional material.

You can contact the PWSAI Secretary at who will forward your details to our fundraising sub-committee.

As PWSAI is a member of you can also easily add your own fundraising page and ensure that the proceeds go straight to Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland.  See:

Or you could just click on this link and make a donation now to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland: Donate here

Thank you very much – we really appreciate your help!