My Place Midleton Hosting Christmas Appeal in aid of Cork’s Homeless

By Alan Sheehan


Midleton will host a Christmas Appeal for items to be donated to Edel House and Helping Cork’s Homeless on Saturday, 2 December.
The appeal will collect all donated items at My Place, Midleton from 9am-5.30pm on the day. Items requested for the appeal include blankets, baby wipes, socks, coats, shoes, sleeping bags, pyjamas
“I ran this last year for Helping Cork’s Homeless,” said Kate O’Connor, organiser of the appeal. “It got a great response. During the year I was speaking to a friend of mine and she said that Edel House is full for the last few years. I rang up Edel House and said I’ll do an appeal for Cork’s homeless this year and include them. They were delighted. They are always looking for baby formula, wipes, nappies, etc.”
Items donated to the appeal will go towards Helping Cork’s Homeless, a voluntary organisation which helps to provide those homeless in Cork with critical supplies and help those who must sleep rough, and to Edel House, an emergency residential centre for girls, women and children who are homeless.
“People can donate items on 2 December from 9-5.30pm,” said Ms O’Connor. “There will be a couple of us there at My Place. We are hoping to arrange for Santa to head up a week or two before Christmas to make the donation. We would like to wrap up packages in Christmas wrapping paper before we send them up to Edel house. We also want to bring up some sweets for the kids. For Cork’s Homeless then the items go out to a warehouse in the city before they are distributed. People can donate on the day, but please no donations beforehand. If you can’t donate, give me a ring and I can take stuff at my house.”
With the success of last year’s appeal, Ms O’Connor effused her thanks to the local community and hopes this year will be just as well supported.
“I want to thank all the people of Midleton most of all,” said Ms O’Connor. “They are really great for their support. I especially want to thank a friend of mine, Julie Connaughton, who helps out every year with everything.”



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