Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper FUNdraiser – Impossible Choices Made Possible

A typical pre-Covid type team photograph at Radio Kerry as they created their 2019 Human Christmas Tree, front: Junior Locke and Paddy Kevane, SvdeP and Jerry O’ Sullivan, Radio Kerry. Middle: Brendan Fuller and Deirdre Walsh. Back: Elaine Kinsella and Andrew Morrissey. Photograph: Radio Kerry.

Radio Kerry’s annual county wide Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul will take place on Friday, December 11th 2020. 

It is the seventh year of the fundraising initiative which to date has raised over €95,000.

The 2020 target is to achieve at least €15,000.

“Christmas Jumper Day is a Covid-19 aware FUNdraising event as it is built on encouraging participants to take part in their own local environment simply by wearing a Christmas Jumper,” said event coordinator and spokesperson, Melanie O’Sullivan.

Think Technological Transmission

“Then simply share a photo or video via social media, email, text and WhatsApp and make a donation to the St Vincent De Paul.

“Private individuals, families, school and university students, teachers, lecturers and administration teams, colleagues in small, medium and large enterprises – whether working from the office or home can all participate.

“Think Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Tik Tok!  Register to let us know you are taking part through the links below,”said Melanie.

President Paddy’s Appeal

At the launch of the Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day 2020, Paddy Kevane, President of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Kerry said that his charity would like to appeal to the people of Kerry to get involved and help them to help fellow Kerry people who are facing a very difficult Christmas.

Donations may be made directly to the St Vincent de Paul Kerry bank account, their shops around the county or to Radio Kerry.

This year Radio Kerry is also offering an Online Donation service and a dedicated phone line for donations with links below and 100% of the money raised will go to St Vincent de Paul Kerry.

Money Used Across the County

The money raised by the Christmas Jumper Day is used to fund a number of St Vincent de Paul projects right across Kerry including Christmas food hampers, Santa gifts for children who are homeless and in direct provision, Christmas Day Meals on Wheels and the Kerry Education Fund.

St Vincent de Paul operates a donation centre in Tralee with seven stores across their conference areas  in Tralee, Castleisland, Listowel, Killorglin, Killarney, Dingle and Abbeyfeale.

Knit Your – Win a Prize

“This year we’re encouraging you to make your own Christmas Jumper for a chance to win a prize!

“We’ve got a hamper, a Kerry Gift Card and an SVP Shop voucher to be won for the most creative entries!

“We are very grateful to everyone who has been a part of Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St Vincent De Paul since 2014. Stay tuned to Radio Kerry for regular updates,” Melanie urged.

How to Register / Get More Information

Register here: / Contacts: Paddy Kevane, Kerry President of St Vincent De Paul on: 086 2447883. Melanie O Sullivan, Event Coordinator, Radio Kerry 066 71 91207

Donations Online: /  Phone: 066 71 2 8021 – Extension 1 to make a secure donation over the phone – please state which area you would like your SVP donation to benefit.

Bank: St. Vincent de Paul Kerry account, Bank of Ireland Tralee. IBAN: IE07 BOFI 9058 3896 5291 51 BIC: BOFIIE2D.

Cheques should be made payable to St. Vincent de Paul Kerry and posted to Radio Kerry, Maine Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Cash Drop off at St Vincent de Paul Shops Tralee, Castleisland, Listowel, Killorglin, Killarney, Dingle and Abbeyfeale.

The eight areas in which the Society of St, Vincent de Paul operates shops and centres include:

Tralee and West Kerry, Killarney, Ballyheigue, Castleisland, Knocknagoshel, Ballyduff, Killorglin and South Kerry, Listowel and North Kerry.

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