LOCAL radio station Limerick’s Live 95FM are confident of smashing through the €50,000 mark in their Living in a Window for Limerick Kidz charity initiative.
The centrepiece of the charity campaign saw Live 95FM presenter JP Dillon literally live in a window in Brown Thomas for 95 hours, eating, sleeping and broadcasting from the department store window.
The beneficiaries are the CARI Foundation and the Children’s Ark Unit in the Regional Hospital and Mr Dillon paid tribute to the people of Limerick for supporting the worthy causes.
“People have really got behind this,” explained JP. “I was always aware that people in Limerick are very generous and will support their own, but when you see it first hand like this, it really brings it home to you that people recognise the importance of the two charities involved,” he said.
Chief executive of the radio station, Joe Nash, said the support the project had received was “quite incredible”.
JP McManus personally donated a whopping €10,000 to the campaign, while Mayor Cllr Jim Long brought together €3,000 from his own pocket and city businesses and people from all walks of life – including children emptying piggy banks – supported the project.
Members of the public can still donate €2.50 by texting the word ‘Give’ to 57599. Donations can be made online at www.mycharity.ie or at the Live 95FM studios.