Ireland’s Great Get Together puts ‘Focus’ on special charity

Celia Holman Lee

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Celia Holman Lee

Ireland’s Great Get Together puts ‘Focus’ on special charity

WHILE most of the events I attend are light-hearted and carefree, on occasion I do attend functions with a much more serious side. I was delighted to support Ireland’s Great Get Together for Focus Ireland.

Sadly, I see the heartbreaking impact of homelessness all around me in Limerick every day and it’s a cause that is very close to my heart. I come from a large family and I would hate to think of any of them feeling alone or worried about losing their home. Focus Ireland with support from Bord Gais Energy is calling on people all over Ireland to take part in Ireland’s Great Get Together this April 20 to 22 to raise vital funds to help prevent family homelessness. I was delighted to respond to the call and with the help of my good friend Richard Lynch of I Love Limerick we got Limerick's top digital influencers together for a photoshoot with award-winning photographer Dermot Culhane in Limerick's Shannon Rowing Club in support of the campaign. We are asking the public to get involved in the campaign. The digital influencers involved with myself are Leanne Moore, Patrick McLoughney and Richard Lynch (all columnists with our new free paper The Leader) Louise Cooney, Shauna Lindsay, and Sinead O’Brien of Sinead’s Curvy Style.

Ireland’s Great Get Together is all about home, family, friends and community all of which I strongly believe in and which are key to us all. It’s about bringing people together to help prevent families in your neighbourhood from becoming homeless. It’s a great cause and I urge everyone to get involved.

Why not host a fun fashion get together with friends swapping clothes, accessories and styling hints and tips! Or have a best-dressed competition at work or your local club! Whatever you do is up to you - as long as you bring people together to do something you love while helping to raise funds for Focus Ireland’s work to combat and prevent homelessness.

For more information and to register see focusireland.ie