Samaritans Kilkenny will be hosting an exciting fundraiser next month, and are urging Kilkenny locals to support their cause. Samaritans Day will take place on Tuesday December 11th, when all businesses, community groups, clubs, schools and households across the county are encouraged to host their own fundraising and awareness event in aid of the charity.
Anyone can hold their own fundraiser on Samaritans Day, and it can be any kind of event. Teresa Brennan of Samaritans Kilkenny says that “any event, big or small, makes a difference. Every little helps, from a community coffee morning to a school no uniform day.” There is no maximum number of people per fundraiser, either. The more the merrier!
The money raised will help Samaritans Kilkenny as they relocate from their premises on Dean Street out to the Waterford Road. However, the charity are also focusing on raising awareness, not just money. Teresa is eager to get word about the Samaritans out there, especially as they approach the busy Christmas period. Christmas, she explains, can be a very lonely and difficult time for some people.
KCLR, who are proudly supporting this fundraiser, will be promoting all registered events across the airwaves and online in the lead up to Samaritans Day on 11 December.
Samaritans Day will conclude on the night of 11 December with a fundraising gala in the Set Theatre, featuring Dordan, Newfoundland, The Kalimbas, Davie Furey, Ryan O Shaughnessy, Tomas Jackman and a host of other musical stars with proceeds going to Samaritans.