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Paddy Hartnett and fellow soccer supporters are ‘Spur-ring’ on Mental Health Association 

Paddy Hartnett pictured above with Tracey Lynch of Limerick Mental Health Association 

Paddy Hartnett and fellow soccer supporters are ‘Spur-ring’ on Mental Health Association 

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe 

Local supporters of Tottenham Hotspurs soccer team are joining forces with Limerick Mental Health Association to raise necessary funds for the amazing cause.
For the second year in a row, the local supporters club of soccer giants Tottenham Hotspur has teamed up with the Limerick Mental Health Association (MHA). 
In order to raise vital funds, supporters club chair Paddy Hartnett has very kindly decided to raffle off a signed replica Spurs jersey. 

Speaking about the jersey on his GoFundMe, Paddy very generously said “I have been offered a large amount for this already but I have decided to see if I can do it this way in the hope of making much more needed funds for a charity close to my heart and close to a lot of people’s hearts, the draw will be made live on Facebook on the 31/8/21 with members of the Limerick Mental Health Association attending to verify.”

Based at Sexton Street, Limerick Mental Health Association exists to promote positive mental health locally and runs a variety of services helping people to achieve that aim. 

The jersey has been autographed by the entire Tottenham first team, with entry to the raffle costing €5 for one and €10 for three. Search Limerick Spurs on to enter – the draw is at the end of August. 

Signatures on the jersey include reputable soccer names such as Hugo Lloris (captain), Harry Kane (vice-captain), Son Heung-Min, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilón, Toby Alderweireld, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Davinson Sánchez, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela, Joe Hart, Joe Rodon, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, Serge Aurier, Japhet Tanganga, Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele, Ben Davies, Alfie Whiteman, Jack Clarke. 

Paddy Hartnett added, “Due to the pandemic and people being stuck inside the whole time, it’s far more important that people are aware of the services around. It was important before, but more so now. It’s all about getting awareness of the service out there which is huge. Me personally, I’ve lost over eight very good friends to suicide. So, it’s something that’s close to me. It’s something I feel that should be pushed a hell of a lot more.” 

For more information on Limerick Mental Health Association go HERE 

For more stories on Limerick Mental Health Association go HERE 

To donate to the cause or to be in with a chance of winning the signed jersey, go 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.