Above from left: Minister for Housing Darrah O’Brien TD, Peter McVerry, and Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust,
Haddington Road, Dublin 4.
Minister for Housing Darrah O’Brien helped launch the Peter McVerry Trust annual report and announce a ‘major new construction programme of social housing units’ by the charity at the construction site of 18 new housing units.
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.”
No Fixed Abode is a group exhibition of donated homeless-themed works in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust at Copper House Gallery, Saint Kevins Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8 running until December 22.
In The Copper House Gallery, we are holding a special Christmas launch on Wednesday, December 6 to encourage people to come along and support the great and essential work of The Peter McVerry Trust by buying an original piece of art.
Over 120 artists have donated their pieces to the exhibition and 100% of the proceeds go to The Peter McVerry Trust. All the works are priced to sell with some well known names. There is a style and a price range to suit everyone so this year why not give the gift of original art?
You can check a name off your Christmas list, support original Irish artists and raise funds that go directly to combat the escalating homelessness crisis. If you can make it to the launch on the 6th December, you can do it all with a Christmas beverage in hand!