Limerick ‘Bringing Santa’ passes hat for charity

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

SANTA will be taking rather than giving in Ahane this Sunday, but he is certainly no scrooge.

SANTA will be taking rather than giving in Ahane this Sunday, but he is certainly no scrooge.

Ahane GAA Clubhouse will play host to a community Christmas market for the second year running this Sunday, December 16.

Santa will arrive at noon.

“This is Santa with a difference. Instead of Santa giving gifts he asks for people, young and old, to bring him unwanted woolly hats, scarves and gloves.

“He will pass them on to Novas, the Limerick organisation for the homeless,” explains Laura McCarthy, organiser.

There will be over 25 stalls with craft workers displaying their creations - an opportunity to get a unique Christmas present - and live entertainment throughout the day.

“Christmas Carols, dancing and barber shop singers will all add to the festive spirit! There will also be hot food and drinks served in the clubhouse during the day. It runs from noon to 7pm,” said Ms McCarthy.

“The success of last year’s market showed that we can support each other as a community whilst helping those without homes at Christmas time,” she added.

Last year over 20 sacks of woollen hats, scarves and gloves went directly to the charity.

“We hope that the people of our community and beyond come out in force again this year to support the great work the people in Novas are doing for the homeless in Limerick. Bringing Santa was hugely popular last year,” said Ms McCarthy.