Lottery at Limerick’s Milk Market to help charities

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Pictured at the launch of the new lottery were Kate Sheahan, St Gabriel's school and centre, David Fitzgerald, milk market, Verena Tarpey, Limerick rape crisis centre, Eileen Whelan, Pieta House and Ian Culhane, midwest simon community [Picture: Adrian Butler]
THE Milk Market will be launching a new lottery this weekend to help four local charities in need of support, writes Anne Sheridan.

THE Milk Market will be launching a new lottery this weekend to help four local charities in need of support, writes Anne Sheridan.

David O’Brien, manager of the Milk Market, said this new venture fulfils one of the objectives of the market, which is to attract shoppers by presenting activities and events that constantly appeal as well as forging their relationship with a number of charitable organisations.

The four organisations which will benefit from the lottery are the Rape Crisis Midwest, Pieta House, St Gabriel’s School and Centre and Midwest Simon Community – all of which are based in Limerick and offer services both at local and regional level.

The lottery will be operated from a stand in the Milk Market every weekend and customers will be informed about the details of the lottery by representatives from the charitable organisations this weekend. It will commence this Friday, June 28.

Miriam Duffy, executive director of Rape Crisis Midwest, said they are heavily reliant on the support of the business community to maintain their services at current levels and we are delighted to be associated with this new lottery initiative. “We hope it will receive the support of the market customers, who in buying a ticket will be supporting four local organisations. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the Milk Market Management for establishing this venture,” she said.

See milkmarket.ie.