€50k boost for Limerick charities

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

CHEQUES totalling more than €50,000 have been presented to Cari and the Children’s Ark unit at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

CHEQUES totalling more than €50,000 have been presented to Cari and the Children’s Ark unit at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

The monies were raised through Live 95FM’s Living in a Window for Limerick Kidz campaign which took place last month.

A variety of fundraising events were organised across the city and county and presenter, JP Dillon lived in the window of Brown Thomas for 95 hours as part of the campaign.

“Naturally, I am delighted that we managed to raise more money than last year (€30,000) and, as always, the generosity of Limerick people is amazing,” said a delighted JP.

Speaking after JP exited the window of Brown Thomas, chief executive of the radio station, Joe Nash, said the support the project had received was “quite incredible”.

“This is a snapshot of what Limerick people are doing every day of the week helping various causes. We have been hugely impressed with the support and of course CARI and the Children’s Ark are doing vital work day in day out, so if we can help, we will,” he said.

The fundraising efforts of Live 95FM staff, which included a stand-up comedy event at Dolan’s Warehouse, received a major boost when €10,000 was donated by businessman JP McManus through his charitable foundation.

The Children’s Ark unit and Cari were each presented with cheques for just over €25,000 at the studios of Live 95FM on the Dock Road.