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Opening Doors Appeal 2015

The third Peter McVerry Trust Opening Doors Appeal ran throughout October 2015. The appeal coincided with world homeless day, 10th October, and aimed to build awareness across businesses, communities, schools and individuals of the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in Ireland today.

This annual appeal also helps Peter McVerry Trust to prepare our services ahead of the additional increase of people accessing homeless services in winter.

Opening Doors Events in 2015

Zombie Fun Run – 21st October

The annual Zombie Fun Run, organised by Marino College, took place at 12pm on October 21st Fairview Park.

Streetsmart – 29th October (until January 2016)

The appeal saw customers in a wide range of restaurants across Dublin leave a €2 donation with their bill to help tackle homelessness. For more information, check out www.streetsmartireland.org.

Book Sale – Clontarf – 1st November

A book sale was held in aid of Peter McVerry Trust at St John the Baptist Church, Clontarf.  http://www.stjohnsclontarf.ie/

The Matthews & Danny Battles – Whelan’s October 1st

The Matthews Band and Danny Battles kicked off Peter McVerry Trust’s Opening Doors Appeal with a gig in Whelan’s on October 1st.

Youth Cafe Opens – October 6th

Peter McVerry Trust opened Ireland’s first Youth Cafe dedicated to the needs of young people in homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The new service will offer safe and supportive environment during the day and on some evenings. The service will be available for different groups including children aged 12-18 and young adults aged 18-25. The service was officially opened by Children’s Ombudsman, Dr Niall Muldoon. The capital works were funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Clongowes Union and Peter McVerry Trust.

You can read more about the opening of the new service here.

Fr Peter McVerry Rugby Cup – October 10th

Congratulations to Clongowes Wood College who won the third annual Fr Peter McVerry Cup. Thank you to  Gonzaga College who hosted the tournament at their grounds in Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Thanks to Leinster Rugby, Munster Rugby and Dominos for their support for this event.

clongowes team pose







Slideshow – Fr Peter McVerry Cup 2015