Fórsa’s Oireachtas Ushers branch has raised more than €3,300 in aid of Brother Kevin of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People in Bow Street in Dublin.
The money was raised when the branch hosted a race night event to mark its annual Christmas function on Saturday 1st December. The branch represents just over 60 ushers working in the houses of the Oireachtas.
Branch chairperson Gerry Wilson explained “The branch committee decided this year to organise a charity component to coincide with our night out in Kennedy's pub on Westland Row.
“Brother Kevin is a great man and requires no introduction. He was actually there in person to receive the donation from our branch. I must say that during his speech, you could hear a pin drop,” he said.
The Capuchin Day Centre welcomes people in need of food aid who have no home or are socially excluded and provides food, family facilities, clothing, showers and advocacy for people experiencing homelessness.
The centre provides around 700 hot meals a day, and 1,700 food parcels a week.
Donations can be made here.