€36,777 raised from July Charity Month!
Left to right; Michele Kerrigan (Chief Executive Officer GROW), Jason Cooke (DoneDeal), Sandra Reddy (DoneDeal), Mary Ryan (Compassionate Friends Ireland), Conor O’Brien (DoneDeal), Richard Cunningham (Merchant’s Quay Ireland), Aisling Donnelly (Communications Officer GROW) Photography for the photos: Compassionate Friends Ireland, Merchants Quay Ireland and GROW are the three charities, who as a result of the July DoneDeal Charity Month Initiative, each received the significant sum of €12,259. We would like to say a massive thanks to you our DoneDealers for all of the ads placed during the month of July. The 10% contribution from each ad placed means that we are able to make a real difference to these three very worthwhile charities. Merchants Quay Ireland is a national voluntary organisation founded by the Franciscans in 1969 providing a range of GROW is part of a worldwide mental health movement and has been in existence in Ireland for almost 50 years. We welcomed representatives from these three charities to DoneDeal HQ to hand over the charity cheque and chat with them about the amazing work they do in our communities. Speaking at the cheque presentation: Chief Executive Officer of GROW, Michele Kerrigan commented that; “GROW would like to acknowledge the generosity of the DoneDeal team, who make a vast difference to three charities every two months. Their kindness will help GROW to continue its important work in promoting positive mental health in communities across Ireland each week, and help us to make a very real difference in the lives of people who are struggling with their mental health.” Speaking on behalf of Merchants Quay Ireland, Colin Skehan, Acting Head of Fundraising said; ”The greatest gift you can give another person is hope, along with a hot meal, a helping hand and a fresh start. It inspires all of us here at Merchants Quay to know we have loyal supporters, such as DoneDeal, behind us every day as we strive to do as much as we can for Ireland’s homeless and hungry.” Mary Ryan, Chairperson of Compassionate Friends Ireland said; “Compassionate Friends are very grateful for this donation to our charity. The money will be put to very good use. Without organisations such as DoneDeal, the charity would not be able to continue doing its important work across Ireland for bereaved families.’” #Charity #LatestCharityMonths