Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day on December 9th

First Fitting: Preparations at Radio Kerry for its Friday, December 9th. Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Kerry. Seated from left: Alison Nulty, Marie Sweeney, Elaine Kinsella, Melanie O Sullivan, Deirdre Walsh and Anna  Curtin. Back row: Trevor Galvin, (left) with: Jackie Carlos, John Herliy, Alan Finn, David  Corkery, Gary O’Sullivan Padraig Blake, Treasa Murphy, Aisling O’Brien and Paul Byrne. Photograph: Courtesy of Radio Kerry

Radio Kerry’s annual Christmas Jumper Day, in aid of St Vincent de Paul Kerry, will take place on Friday, December 9th 2016 is. It is the third year of the event which to date has raised almost €30,000 to support families in need across the county.

“The great thing about Christmas Jumper Day is that everyone of any age, anywhere in the county can take part … if you don’t have a Christmas Jumper then there’s nothing to stop you being creative and making it yourself – even if it’s just sticking some tinsel to a jumper you already have,” said an encouraging Radio Kerry spokesperson, Melanie O’Sullivan.

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“We encourage students, family members, colleagues, businesses and their customers to wear a Christmas Jumper on Friday December 9th. Please make sure to let us know if you are taking part. You can register on line at or email us, call us on 066 71 23600 or Private Message our Facebook page.

“We will give you a mention on air, post pictures and/or video of your efforts on our special Facebook event page. St. Vincent de Paul will also supply you with a special collection box. We ask that every individual makes a minimum donation of €2 to St Vincent de Paul.

“You can donate directly to your local St Vincent de Paul office or shop in Kerry or drop your donation in to Radio Kerry, Maine Street, Tralee or Glebe Lane, Killarney and we will get the money to St Vincent de Paul.

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“Another way to donate €2 to St Vincent de Paul is by texting SVP to 50300. 100% of your donation goes to St. Vincent de Paul South West across most network operators.

“Some operators apply VAT which means that a minimum of €1.63 will go to St. Vincent de Paul South West.

Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 680 5278. Donations can also be made to the Christmas Jumper Fund through Bank of Ireland Tralee … Sort Code 90-58-38 Account Number 96529151

“We will keep a running total throughout the day. Our on air team will promote the event across the week and all day on Friday December 9th and extensive promotion will take place via Social Media,” Melanie concluded.

For more details contact: Melanie O Sullivan on 066 71 91207 or

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