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Mid West Simon Community Burger BBQ – Attending the Mid West Simon Community #NationalBurgerDay were Front L-R: Colm Conneely, National IFO Account Manager, Kepak and Eleshia Fahy, Operations Manager, MWSC. Back L-R: Paul O’Sullivan, Sharon Walsh, Martina McKnight, Alison Hehir, Janet Whelan, Ian Culhane, Maura McMahon, Agnes Carey and Mrki Gutesa. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22

Mid West Simon Community Burger BBQ’s Great Success 

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Maura McMahon, Events & Donor Relationship Manager and Eleshia Fahy, Operations Manager, Mid West Simon Community with Colm Conneely, National IFO Account Manager, Kepak Group. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22

Mid West Simon Community hosted Burger BBQ’s for clients in their services in Limerick and Ennis as part of National Burger Day. A great day was had by all with many delicious burgers devoured and the sun even shone for the duration of the bbq’s.  All burgers were kindly donated by Kepak. National Burger Day was sponsored by Kepak, and supported by Flipdish, Blenders, Coughlans and Kilmeadan. 

With every burger purchased and photo shared online with the hashtag #nationalburgerday, a meal was donated to Simon Communities and a total of 16,000 meals were donated to Simon Communities (including Mid West Simon). An increase of 2,000 meals donated from last year’s figure of 14,000 meals. 

Congratulations to Ireland’s Best Burger Winner Flipside in Sligo which was announced on National Burger Day, August 12, 2021 – an event sponsored by Kepak, and supported by Flipdish, Blenders, Coughlans and Kilmeadan. Also, congratulations to Bun Bros, Ennis for being voted the Best Burger Takeaway Chain in Munster.

Jackie Bonfield, CEO, Mid West Simon Community, said “We are delighted are very grateful for the number of meals donated to Simon Communities as part of #NationalBurgerDay, with an increase of 2,000 extra meals donated this year.  We would like to congratulate both Bun Bros, Ennis for being voted the Best Burger Takeaway Chain in Munster and also to Flipside, Sligo Ireland’s Best Burger Winner and to all the other winners.  We would like to thank Kepak and the public for buying burgers and also all the supporters of National Burger Day for their contributions to this campaign. We are very much looking forward to National Burger Day again next year!”

 About the Mid West Simon Community:

Mid West Simon Community was established in October 2006. Covering the counties of Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, the aim of the organisation is to support people through their journey out of homelessness by providing appropriate accommodation and care services, tailored to their individual needs.

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