Mike Daly will be taking part in the parachute jump. Pictured above with his daughter Layla
Mike Daly is doing a parachute jump for Help the Homeless Limerick
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe
Limerick man Mike Daly has decided to partake in a parachute jump to raise funds to fight against homelessness in Limerick. Mike has decided to take on the challenge to provide Help the Homeless Limerick with funds.
Help the Homeless Limerick is a Facebook group ran by Jackie Purcell Duhig and Anne Marie Sheehan. The group consists of over 4,000 members on Facebook, along with six volunteers who carry out physical work such as providing homeless locals around Limerick with essentials each night such as toiletries, clothes, and hot meals. According to the group “We collect donations from you all, we collect from our drop off points, we check and sort through every item we get. We then take them to the hostels, and we also give to the homeless on the streets.” The group is not a registered charity.
Due to current circumstances, the parachute jump which was due to take place in April will hopefully take place in August at the Irish Parachute Club Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly.
Mike said, “I did a skydive twenty years ago for charity, and absolutely loved it and always wanted to do one again. A year or two ago, I came across a Facebook page called ‘Help the Homeless Limerick’ and was humbled to see ordinary women from my area out and about every night bringing hot food and clothes and hygiene essentials to those homeless on our streets, these women are not paid for this and give up their evenings most days of the week to continue to help the homeless, I started giving a parcel of groceries once a month but then thought I’d like to do a fundraiser, so I decided to do another skydive, it was planned for April 2021, but due to restrictions it’ll probably go-ahead August or thereabouts, all proceeds go Jackie Purcell Duhig and Annemarie Sheehan who run Help the Homeless Limerick, it’s great to see ordinary people helping those in need.”