The 2021 PwC All-Star nominee is urging people across Kildare to support the charity and their work with people impacted by homelessness across the county.
Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has launched its Kildare Christmas fundraising appeal after what it has described as a very challenging year. The charity, which expects to support over 800 people in Kildare in 2021, hopes to have its best year yet in securing new homes for people impacted by homelessness.
Peter McVerry Trust’s Christmas fundraising appeal is using the theme ‘Live Simply, Share Generously’, a quote from Fr Peter McVerry’s interview with Tommy Tiernan on RTÉ earlier in the year.
Kildare senior footballer, Daniel Flynn, launched the Kildare Christmas appeal at the charity’s Mid-East Regional Office in Naas Co. Kildare, following the launch of the charity’s national fundraising appeal in Dublin last month by Irish men’s football team manager, Stephen Kenny.
Daniel Flynn said “I’m delighted to be able to help Peter McVerry Trust launch their Kildare Christmas fundraising appeal this year from their regional office here in Naas.
“Peter McVerry Trust do a huge amount of work across the county, providing a number of services and supports across Athy, Clane, Celbridge, Newbridge and Prosperous, to name a few, to help support the people in most need within our communities.
“I encourage the people of Kildare to continue to show their support for Peter McVerry Trust by backing this appeal, in order for the charity to raise the much-needed funds required to continue to support those people in need across the county.”
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust said, “Since the onset of the pandemic we have worked with more people than ever before, ensuring we have protected and supported those in our care to the best of our ability. We have also extended our supports and services to help individuals and groups that we have not previously engaged with while continuing to offer solutions. Fortunately, through initiatives such as Housing First we have been providing pathways to housing for those in need, helping thousands secure a home since the onset of the pandemic.”
“This year we will work with over 800 people in Kildare. Unfortunately, the fundraising environment has been incredibly challenging since the onset of Covid-19 in Ireland. We hope that the public will back us and help raise the funds needed to maintain the level of supports we offer to vulnerable people across Kildare.”
“Over the years, we have experienced first-hand the support and generosity of the people of Kildare, and we hope that people who are in a position to donate and support this year’s Christmas appeal do so, whether that is on an individual level, as a business, a group of employees or through community groups. We hope the people of Kildare will reflect on the simple message to ‘live simply and share generously’, as we need all the support we can get to be able to provide more people with a key to the door in time for Christmas.”
To support the charity’s appeal, visit www.pmvtrust.ie or call 01 823 0776.