Cranberries’ singer to donate items for Limerick sale

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

CRANBERRIES singer Dolores O’Riordan has pledged to donate items of hers to an upcoming charity sale in Limerick, which is expected to raise €40,000 for two local charities.

CRANBERRIES singer Dolores O’Riordan has pledged to donate items of hers to an upcoming charity sale in Limerick, which is expected to raise €40,000 for two local charities.

But fans of the singer will have to linger a little longer to find out which items she will be donating.

“We can’t reveal it yet. We are waiting to find out in the next day or two what items she will be donating,” said a spokesperson for the Norma Smurfit ‘Spring Clean for Charity’ sale.

The fourth such sale to date is expected to draw thousands of people to the South Court hotel in Raheen this Sunday, February 12, from 11am to 5pm.

Rugby star David Wallace will also be donating “Munster paraphenalia”, but again the exact nature of the donations have yet to be revealed. Sir Terry Wogan and millionaire business JP McManus have also been approached by the former wife of multi-millionaire Michael Smurfit to donate their unwanted goods for sale for a worthy cause. It is hoped that the former radio host will donate the scarf and hat he wore in the recent BBC documentary, Wogan’s Ireland, on returning to Ireland for the sale.

Ms O’Riordan has taken time out from promotion of her new album across north America to lend her support for the charity sale, which is set to raise thousands for St. Vincent de Paul and Focus Ireland in Limerick.

“The Spring Clean for Charity event is a great opportunity for Limerick to help people locally who are going through difficult times right now and, sadly, there are more than ever in need of that help,” she said. The ‘drop-off’ location for items is Limerick Self Storage, Unit 10, Docklands Business Park, Dock Road. See www. springcleanforcharity.ie for more details.