€32,052 raised for DEBRA Ireland, ALONE & SERT
Charity Cheque Handover. L-R: Kerrie Ryan (DoneDeal), Kathleen Foster (ALONE), Dave Conde (DoneDeal), Judith Gilsenan (DEBRA Ireland), Catherine Malone (SERT), Barry Murphy (DoneDeal).
Thanks to Paula Malone Carty Photography for the photos: The first DoneDeal Charity Month of 2016 is off to a flying start! Thanks to all the ads placed on DoneDeal during January, we’ve been able to donate a massive €32,052 to DEBRA Ireland, ALONE and South East Radiotherapy Trust (SERT). Once again, your DoneDeal ads made such a big difference and behalf of all the charities involved, thank you so much! We invited the 3 charities down to DoneDeal HQ for the cheque handover. Speaking at the presentation: Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said; “We are delighted that DoneDeal has chosen ALONE as one of its charity partners this month. The donation will be used to buy furniture and fit out homes for elderly people who are at risk of homelessness. Without the support of companies like DoneDeal, and their customers, the important work that ALONE does would not be possible”. Judith Gilsenan, Head of Marketing and Fundraising for DEBRA Ireland said; “As a privately funded charity, receiving no state funding, we desperately need the kindness of companies like DoneDeal to support our great work. Because of DoneDeal’s generosity, we can provide a lifeline to a family when they need it most and are at their most vulnerable, so thank you to DoneDeal!” Niamh Tierney and Catherine Malone, SERT Service Co-ordinators, said; “SERT started in 2008 and we transported our first passengers in April of that year. To say that the service has been a success is really an understatement, as the feedback that we get from our passengers is amazingly positive. It is the intention of the Trustees to replace our vehicle in March 2016, using this funding from DoneDeal, and it will be purchased locally in Wexford. It is groups like DoneDeal that keep our service going and we cannot thank DoneDeal, and in particular Barry Murphy for nominating us, enough for your fantastic donation this month. It will go a long way towards the purchase of our new vehicle”. #Charity