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Bus Eireann sleep rough raises more than €4000 for Mid West Simon

Bus Eireann sleep rough raises more than €4000 for Mid West Simon

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Maxine Bramley

Every year Bus Eireann fundraise for charities and organisations close to their hearts for the giving season, this year Rory Moylan, Ambie MacNamara, Joe O’Sullivan, and Tommy O’ Donoghue of Bus Eireann sleep rough and hold a coffee morning  to try and raise funds for the Mid West Simon Community as they believe everyone should have support and a roof over their head coming up to the most festive and coldest season of the year. The sleep out at Thomond Park raised over €4000 for the Mid West Simon Community.

The lads at Bus Eireann took part in the Sleep Out organised by the Mid West Simon Community and asked for your support by sponsoring them. The Sleepout took place Saturday, November 18, 2017, outside Thomond Park.


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Joe O’ Sullivan, Tommy O’ Donoghue, Ambie MacNamara and Rory Moylan, are employees of Bus Eireann taking part in the sleep out for the Mid West Simon Community and have also organised a supporting coffee morning at the Bus Eireann Depot in Roxboro.

Rory, Ambie, Joe, and Tommy also organised their own coffee morning in support of the Mid West Simon Community which took place at the Bus Eireann Depot in Roxboro and even though the invitation has been sent out to all 160 drivers and 40 staff in the Limerick Area, Rory also extended a warm welcome to anyone who wished to drop in have some cake and coffee and make a donation to help the fight against homelessness. The coffee morning took place Thursday, November 16 from 9 am.

“There seems to be a big focus on local community for this fundraiser as its people from the office who will be making and providing all the cakes and teas and coffees and there has been such a positive reception, everyone wants to help and Bus Eireann the company have been very supportive.

At last years fundraising event we raised funds for Milford Hospice and raised €2000 so the goal this year is to get to €2000 again.” Rory Moylan tells I Love Limerick.

The four men at Bus Eireann have set up an i donate page where you can make a donation and sponsor their sleep out online. . All proceeds will go to the Mid West Simon Community and every cent will counts in helping the fight against homelessness this Christmas.

The Mid West Simon at 061 608 980 reaches out to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or experiencing housing difficulties. They work with people in the spirit of cooperation and community to provide appropriate quality standards in our care and support and in housing provision and campaign for legislative and policy changes in our vision to end homelessness.

The Mid West Simon Community provide housing services recently supported and funded by Limerick Council, family services to keep kids and their families safe, a weekly food bank and a drop in service where professional advice is given on an array of things such as entitlements access to health care, access to the justice system and much more.

To make a donation to Bus Eireann sleep rough and coffee morning fundraisers click here

To read our story on last years Bus Eireann fundraiser event click here 

To find out more about the Mid West Simon Community click here 

To read more of our stories on the Mid West Simon Community click here


Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.