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Novas Christmas Fundraiser Includes Sleep-Out and Carol Service

Novas Christmas Fundraiser Includes Sleep-Out and Carol Service

A Christmas Sleep-Out and a Carol Service in aid of Novas services will take place in the city this weekend, Friday 16th December and Sunday 18th December.

The weekend before Christmas is traditionally a busy time for fundraising throughout the country and in Limerick this year, it is no exception. There are two events being run in aid of Novas, the largest homeless services providers in the city. 

Christmas Sleep-Out and Carol Service in Aid of Novas Services

Novas Christmas Fundraiser Includes Sleep-Out and Carol Service. Pictured earlier this year at Novas Community Detox Evaluation in the Absolute Hotel, Limerick: Rory Keane, Regional Drugs Coordinator, HSE.
Deputy Maurice Quinlivan
Minister for Communities and National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne.
Michael Goulding, Novas CEO.
Mick Lacey, Chair Mid West Regional Drug and Alcohol Forum.
Gearoid Prendergast, Coordinator Mid-West Regional Drug and Alcohol Forum.




On Friday night 16th of December, a group of Novas volunteers will be joined by the students of Shannon College of Hotel Management to Sleep Under the Stars in their annual Christmas Sleep Out. The event will take place outside Brown Thomas on O’Connell Street from 9pm until the early hours of Saturday morning. All proceeds of the event will go directly to supporting Novas’ frontline services in the city. 

 If you would like to participate in the event you can contact [email protected]. If you are out celebrating in the city on Friday night, please pop by and give generously. 

On Sunday evening 18th December, another wonderful group of volunteers – The Limerick Gospel Choir – are hosting a feast of Christmas songs and carols at 6pm in St. Michael’s Church, Denmark Street in Limerick. Entry to this festive event is free and there will be a bucket collection in aid of Novas. All the family are welcome to this wonderful Christmas event. 

Last year Novas supported more than 2,400 people nationally. More than half of these were from Limerick. The organisation provides a range of services in the city including temporary accommodation, a family service, an out-of-hours service, long-term housing and a street outreach. Please give what you can. 

To find out more about Novas click here.

To read about more charity events in Limerick 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.