Radio Kerry’s 2020 ‘Jumper Day’ Raises €22,621 for St Vincent de Paul

Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul has raised €22,621 while surpassing the €15,000 target for this year. Photograph: John Reidy

Radio Kerry’s annual county wide Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul has raised €22,621, surpassing the €15,000 target for 2020.

It was the seventh year of the fundraiser and brings the amount raised to date to over €117,000.

Hundreds of people took part in Christmas Jumper Day right across the county, on Friday December 11th. in homes, places of work, schools, crèches, factories and shops.

A Very Colourful Event

It was a very colourful event with jumpers of all shapes, colour and sizes, shop bought, borrowed and carefully handcrafted!

Junior Locke of St Vincent de Paul Kerry said his organisation is delighted beyond words with the support and generosity of the people of Kerry.

Community Spirit in Difficult Times

“It shows great community spirit in difficult times. The money raised has helped St. Vincent de Paul to make it a better Christmas for 800 Kerry families who were facing great difficulties this year,” said Mr. Locke.

St. Vincent de Paul operates a donation centre in Monavalley, Tralee and seven stores across their conference areas in: Tralee, Castleisland, Listowel, Killorglin, Killarney, Dingle and Abbeyfeale. Donations can be made directly to the St Vincent de Paul Kerry bank account IBAN: IE07 BOFI 9058 3896 5291 51 or at their shops around the county.

Grateful to Everyone

“Radio Kerry and St. Vincent de Paul are very grateful to everyone who has been a part of the Christmas Jumper Day since 2014 helping to raise funds for people in local communities who need our help,” said Radio Kerry event coordinator, Melanie O Sullivan.

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