UL Christmas Community Celebration Grants Established to Support Charities

UL Christmas Community Celebration

UL Christmas Community Celebration Grants Established to Support Charities – The 20 most proposed charities today received cheques for €1,000 each at a UL Christmas Community Celebration with funding provided by the University and the UL Foundation.

UL Christmas Community Celebration Grants Established to Support Charities

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald has established a new Christmas giving tradition at the University of Limerick inviting members of the staff and student community to nominate local charities to be in receipt of a Christmas donation by the University.

The 20 most proposed charities today received cheques for €1,000 each at a UL Christmas Community Celebration with funding provided by the University and the UL Foundation.

 

UL Christmas Community Celebration

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald with Terry Ring, Clionas Foundation and Yvonne Cook, Treasurer, Limerick Suicide Watch at the presentation to the selected charities at the Millstream Building, University of Limerick

Speaking about the initiative Dr Fitzgerald said: “Christmas is a particularly demanding time for many charities, as they are often the only lifeline for projects such as those supporting the elderly and the homeless and the demands can be even greater at this time of year.  We were heartened to receive a large number of nominations from the campus community. In total, over 300 of our community submitted nominations for 53 charities.” 

 

“It is my hope that for Christmas 2018, we will extend the voting to our Alumni as well, so that we may involve them in this outreach initiative and also support projects in which our alumni are active,” continued Dr Fitzgerald.

The grant cheques were presented to the charities at a UL Christmas Community Celebration to which the entire community was invited.

Some of the recipients of the UL Christmas Community Celebration donation include ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services which is a voluntary organisation which was set up in 1974 to provide a wide range of supports to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children across Limerick City and County.

Another recipient of the grants is Cliona’s Foundation is a Limerick-based charity that provides financial assistance directly to parents of children with life-limiting or chronic complex care needs across Ireland to help with the non-medical expenses related to caring for their child.

Recipients of the UL Christmas Community Celebration Grants were

ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services

Barnardo’s Limerick

Childline Limerick                                                         

Children’s Grief Centre                                               

Cliona’s Foundation                                                     

Doras Luimni                                                                   

Down Syndrome Limerick                                          

Enable Ireland                                                                 

Focus                                                                                   

Irish Seed Savers                                                            

Limerick Animal Welfare                                           

Limerick Gateway to Education                

Limerick Suicide Watch                               

Milford Care Centre                                                     

Novas                                                                                 

Ozanam House, SVP                                                                      

Peter McVerry Trust                                                     

Rape Crisis Mid-West                                                  

Sing out with Strings                                                     

St Gabriel’s Centre  

To visit the Limerick Suicide Watch website click here

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