We spoke to Beverly Hoban, a volunteer at one of the homeless hostels in Limerick, about their charity work and what help there is to get.
The charity organisation is working with people who are marginalised in society. The primary focus is on adults and families who are excluded in some ways and particularly people who are, or on the brink, of being homeless. At Novas, these people are being taken care of, with a place to sleep, hot meals and a cup of tea seven days a week. Continue reading “Novas – Providing homes to people who are homeless”→
We spoke to University of Limerick (UL) Student Life President Ciara Jo Hanlon about Charity Week, the charities that benefit and how they were chosen.
Charity Week is a week in which students donate to charities while events take place across colleges. There has been controversies in colleges across Ireland as many feel that it is a week for excessive drinking with a lack of emphasis on the charities themselves.
Earlier this week, we paid a visit to Clare’s Wish Foundation and Danielle McCarthy, one of the five UL students who work with this charity, to speak about why the charity was founded, the work they do and abseiling down Thomond Park.
Clare’s Wish Foundation was created in 2013 in memory of Clare, a young women aged 24 who passed away by a lifelong illness. It was her brother Kevin, who set up the foundation and still runs it today. It is the only registered Irish charity that grants wishes for adults with a terminal disease.
We spoke to Shellie Murnane, Child and Family Support Worker with the ISPCC about her charity, the services they provide and abseiling down Croke Park.
The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC), who have an office located on O’Connell Street Limerick is Ireland’s national child protection charity. Their goal is to make the protection of children everyone’s priority. Continue reading “ISPCC – Never giving up on children”→