We have 22,000 members in the @ROSBookClub. I’m asking them, and you, to help in some small way in the homelessness crisis.
— Rick O’Shea (@rickoshea) November 12, 2018
Here’s your first @ROSBookClub Xmas Appeal update of the day :-)
We started on Tue with the aim of raising €5,000 for @PMVTrust by Xmas.
Last night we broke €10,000.
I’m upping the target to €20,000.
Please give what you can or RT if you can’t :-)https://t.co/RdRsHUAe2g
— Rick O’Shea (@rickoshea) November 16, 2018
A week ago, on Monday, November 12, RTÉ Gold presenter Rick O’Shea asked members of his book club to donate the price of a cheap paperback book, €5, to housing and homeless charity, the Peter McVerry Trust.
Since then, €13,300 has been raised for the charity.
Now he’s calling on corporations and companies to contribute, saying:
“I’d love companies and corporates to consider giving a tiny something at this time of year on top of all of the members of the public digging deep. Your fiver will make such a difference to the number of people they can help on cold, dark Irish streets this Christmas.”
Anyone who wishes can donate here
Thanks Yvonne Judge