Focus Ireland launch ‘urgent’ local appeal

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

Focus Ireland Limerick has made an urgent appeal for volunteers to take part in the charity’s annual ‘Key to a Home’ collection.

Focus Ireland Limerick has made an urgent appeal for volunteers to take part in the charity’s annual ‘Key to a Home’ collection.

Volunteers are needed in Limerick to sell key rings and shake buckets to raise vital funds to help Focus Ireland’s work, which sees the charity support over 6,500 people in Limerick and around the country each year, who are either homeless or who are at risk of losing their home.

Focus Ireland Limerick Manager, Peter Lewis said: “Focus Ireland urgently needs to raise funds from campaigns like this, to continue providing vital support to the people who use our services here in Catherine Place and Parnell Place in the city”.

“Times are tough for everyone, but they are even tougher for the many families and single people who are homeless and the thousands more who are struggling on a daily basis to keep a roof over their head. We know that not everyone can afford to donate, but it would be great if people can get behind our ’’Key to A Home’’ campaign and take a bit of time to volunteer to help raise vital funds to help protect the most vulnerable in our society,” he explained.

The collections will take place over the weekend of November 3-5 with a number of fun fundraising initiatives to be held across Limerick, or people can even create their very own event.

“By joining forces with us and volunteering in whatever capacity that you can here in Limerick, you will be helping us make a huge and very real difference to the lives of many people who are homeless and many more at risk,” explained Mr Lewis.

For more see www.focusireland.ie.