September’s Charity Month raised a whooping €35,166!

Front Row: Aoife McCormack (DoneDeal), Kim Bergin, Tosh Walsh & Stan Bergin (CF, Ireland, Waterford Hospital Project), Ciara Tallon (Self Help Africa), Mary Fenton & Mary Fenton-Morrissey (St Cartridge House Lismore Waterford), Anne Doyle (CF, Ireland, Waterford Hospital Project). Back Row: Peter Minchin(CF, Ireland), Alan Barry (CF, Ireland, Waterford Hospital Project), Brian Meskil & Paul O’ Donavan (DoneDeal). Thanks to Paula Malone Carty Photography for the photos: Each #DoneDealCharityMonth makes me so proud as how generous DoneDealers are! Thanks to all the ads you placed on during the month of September, we were able to donate €35,166 to these 3 very deserving charities: Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Self Help Africa St Carthage’s House, Lismore It was amazing to meet each of these charities and hear just how much this donation from DoneDealers will help: Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, CEO Philip Watt said of the donation: “CFI would like to extend their gratitude to DoneDeal and their fantastic support for our work. With their generous donation and with the help of local fundraising we have been able to complete our new four room in-patient unit for children with Cystic Fibrosis and other very sick children in Waterford Regional Hospital. DoneDeal’s donation also means the unit, with state of the art air filtration systems to guard against cross infection, will be open before Christmas 2014 – a great present for the children of Waterford.”

Ciara Tallon, Community and Campaigns Manager for Gorta – Self Help Africa, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support of DoneDeal and their commitment to so many worthy causes. Huge progress is being made and sustained in Africa with the help of organisations like DoneDeal, particularly where supporting women farmers has resulted in dramatic changes to farming incomes. This generous donation from DoneDeal and their users will go toward closing the ‘gender gap’ in African farming with a targeted group of women. We aim to give women the same access to productive resources as men which in turn will enable them to increase yields on their family farms by 20 to 30 per cent.” St. Carthages House is a voluntary run residential home for the elderly in West Waterford. Mary Fenton-Morrissey, Administrator for St Carthages, said: “We are deeply indebted to DoneDeal and their generous DoneDealers for including us as one of their chosen charities. Here at St Carthages our aim is to provide a home from home for the elderly, and we would not be able to continue our valued work without these charitable efforts. The donation will be used to continue providing a safe and comfortable environment for our elderly residents.” #Charity