TWO children’s charities are set to benefit after millionaire businessman JP McManus donated €10,000 to Live 95FM’s Living in a Window for Limerick Kidz.
Staff at the radio station are hoping to raise tens of thousands of euro for Cari and the Children’s Ark at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.
As part of the week-long campaign, presenter, JP Dillon, will live in the window of the Brown Thomas store in the city centre for 95 hours.
He entered the window at 1pm on Tuesday and he will eat, drink and sleep inside the window before he emerges on Saturday afternoon.
“I have done loads of outside broadcasts from all sorts of locations down through the years but I have never done anything like this before,” he said.
Last year, more than €30,000 was raised through the campaign and yesterday Joe Nash, chief executive of the radio station, revealed that this years event had received a major boost.
“JP McManus was so impressed with what JP Dillon is doing - living in a window for 95 hours - that they have donated €10,000 to Living in a Window for Limerick Kidz,” he said.
Members of the public can donate €2.50 by texting the word ‘give’ to 57599 or they can do so online at www.live95fm.ie.
A dedicated bank account has also been opened at the Ennis Road branch of Bank of Ireland and special collection buckets are located at businesses premises across Limerick.