It’s back and going to be bigger and better than last year! With a host of Irish celebrities supporting this fantastic event to support ‘The Umbrella Foundation’ including Jamie Heaslip, The Coronas, Maser, Eoghan O’Gara and Michael Darragh MacAuley!

This website was kindly sponsored by Rothco


Launch Night Sugar Club Friday 22nd June

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

An event hosted in the Sugar Club, Dublin on Friday 22nd June.  The launch will be an opportunity for volunteers to sign up for the Haul and to meet fellow ‘Haulers’.

The line up so far:

Arveene & Misk (Live)

Johnny Moy

Billy Scurry

Lil’ Dave (Nightflight)

With art from: Maser, SUMS, ADW and John O’Connor





Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Following the success of last years ‘Haul’ we are calling on volunteers to participate in Haul4nepal 2012 in aid of the Umbrella Foundation.

Up for the challenge?

We need 72 volunteers in total to cycle at least one stage of the Haul.  Each leg is approximately 20kms. Depending on your level of fitness and strength you can choose to cycle a Promobike or the less strenuous Elliptigo Bikes (

Each participant is asked to raise funds by way of sponsorship in aid of the Umbrella Foundation.

If you would like to be part of this amazing challenge either on a Promobike or the Elliptigo Bikes contact us directly to book your place or sign up on this page and we will be in touch with you.


Jamie Heaslip volunteers with The Umbrella Foundation Nepal

Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 6:56 am

Irish Rugby Player and long time Umbrella supporter, Jamie Heaslip, volunteers with The Umbrella Foundation Nepal:

We showed all the houses some footage of Jamie in action so that they could appreciate the game of rugby and the volunteer they were about to meet…after seeing a few scrums, tries and tackles it wasn’t clear if they thought he was impressive or mad! The general reaction was “oh so danger!!!”

He entered Umbrella to huge cheers from all the Umbrella kids and staff! Within his first 20 minutes he was thrown right into the thick of things and he joined the kid’s ‘Strong Man Competition’ and took on some of our girls in a Tug of War!!!

The kids were been blown away by him, they’re fascinated by his huge arms and his “dangerous” sport!

We’re delighted to welcome Jamie Heaslip to Umbrella and to finally introduce him to the kids he’s been helping for so long!

A Nepali Scrum

Haul4Nepal 2011

Monday, May 30th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

The final group of volunteers arrive at The Sugar Club on Friday

Day 3

Monday, May 30th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Day 2

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Day 1

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 5:39 am

The Promobikes….

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Haul4Nepal Promobikes

Ready to go…..

Best of luck to everyone involved – we’ll see you all at The Sugar Club on Friday.

A Genius at Work….

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Maser in Action

Here’s Maser putting his name to the first of 2 canvases he has painted for the Haul4Nepal in aid of The Umbrella Foundation. Both original canvases will be included in the charity auction this Friday night, which takes place in The Sugar Club on Leeson Street. There will also be a limited edition of 50 prints of each canvas signed and numbered on sale on the night.

Huge thanks must go to Maser who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the Haul4Nepal happen – from designing logo’s to helping out with logistics. If that’s not enough, Maser will also be taking part in the charity cycle (the “haul”) which begins tomorrow at 11:00 in Eyre Square, Galway.

The Corona’s show their support for the Haul4Nepal

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 6:51 am

The Corona's get behind the Haul4Nepal in aid of The Umbrella Foundation

Irish Rock stars The Corona’s took some time out from writing their new album for the charity initiative Haul4Nepal in Dingle today.

They join fellow ambassadors Fade Street stunner Vogue Wilson; artist Maser; Dublin GAA Star Eoghan O’Gara & Ireland Rugby ace Jamie Heaslip to raise funds for the Haul4Nepal. The campaign is a national awareness and fund raising event for the Irish run charity ‘The Umbrella Foundation’ based in Kathmandu Nepal helping the children of Nepal.

The Corona’s have also been good enough to donate two amazing prizes for the charity auction which will take place in The Sugar Club on May 27th at 19:30 – a guitar signed by the band as well as an unbelievable VIP package for 4 to one of their gigs which will include a meet and greet with the band, a chance to view their sound-check before the doors even open as well as front row tickets for the gig itself… Thanks lads.