Let's connect our world through charity

Shamrock Love

- let's connect our world through charity

Are you Irish, or a friend of the Irish, involved in volunteer work in your community?

Are you a donor giving your money to help make a difference?

Do you have a special charity that’s important to you?

Shamrock Love is a non-profit social and fundraising network for the global Irish community and friends to raise awareness and show support for the charities that matter to us.

A universal symbol of love

Shamrock Love believes in the power of togetherness. We want to build a global community of volunteers and donors and together, we can sow the seeds of Shamrock Love far and wide.

We want Shamrock Love to represent every one of us, wherever we are in the world.

That’s why we designed our logo so everyone could understand - our shamrock means love.

If your local language isn't included drop us a mail and we'll be sure to add it!

Later in 2021, we’ll launch our shop selling sustainable, fair-trade merchandise. All profits will be donated to charity. Read more here.

Shamrock Love Fundraising

We want Shamrock Love to be a place for volunteers and donors to share stories about the charities that matter to them. And, to raise awareness and support for these charities.

Each, and every year, through public donations and merchandise sales, Shamrock Love will fundraise for 3 new charities.

We’re excited to connect with other volunteers and donors, and later in 2021 we’ll let you know how you can share your stories with us.

In the meantime, we want to start sowing the seeds of Shamrock Love with 3 charities that matter to us.

3 charities that we’ve been supporting for many years through donations raised at an annual St. Patrick’s Day 3 legged race in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The ultimate St. Patrick’s Day endurance test

And they’re off! Racers at the last 3 Legged Charity Race ran on 17 March 2019, Copenhagen

And they’re off! Racers at the last 3 Legged Charity Race ran on 17 March 2019, Copenhagen

Credit— Andy Kelly (Paddyrazzi)

Sponsored by Guinness, this wacky event donated over €69,500 to various children’s charities and put the city on the list of best places in the world to celebrate the day.

In 2020, this world-renowned event was cancelled but fundraising continued and over €2000 was raised for charity thanks to the generosity of the 3 legged racers, volunteers, and friends around Denmark.

Three legs

For many years, the Race has supported these 3 charities because of the great work they do and the difference they make to the lives of children around the world.

These charities and the race are part of our roots. And, with no 3 Legged Charity Race this year, we want these charities to be the first seeds of Shamrock Love we plant.

Fundraising 2021

In March 2021, Shamrock Love is proud to support:

Laura Lynn provides palliative care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Danish Hospital Clowns visit children in Danish hospitals and institutions, creating unforgettable moments full of play and smiles.

CCAFO is a Cambodian NGO working to address the root causes of rural poverty through early childhood education, community development programs, and economic assistance.

Who we are

Shamrock Love founder, Siobhán Kelleher-Petersen with children at one of CCAFO's preschools. Kampot province, Cambodia (April 2010)

Since 2001, Siobhán Kelleher-Petersen has organized the 3 Legged Charity Race.

In 2010, through the Irish community in Cambodia, Siobhán was introduced to CCAFO. Since then, the Race’s donation has supported CCAFO’s preschool and English language programs.

Back in 2013, to help raise awareness for the Race’s charities, Siobhán organized The Greening of the Little Mermaid. This was the first-ever Tourism Ireland Global Greening in Denmark.

In March 2021, surrounded by an incredible community of family, friends, and 3 legged racers, Siobhán founded Shamrock Love.

She hopes the idea of Shamrock Love will inspire others - as it inspired her. And, she dreams about a world map with loads of little shamrocks showing where the love was planted.

“you, me, we’re all shamrock love.”

Born in Dublin, Siobhán lives in Denmark with her Danish husband Martin, daughter Maebh, dog Juno, and 14 chickens.