03 Oct 2022

Local people, helping local people in Ballyroan, Ballinakill, Knock, Raheen, Shanahoe & The Swan

St Lazerians SVP Abbeyleix Christmas appeal

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St Vincent De Paul helping people around Abbeyleix

St Lazerian's St Vincent De Paul in Abbeyleix is asking local people to play their part in helping others in the community during the festive season.

The conference says Christmas presents problems for many families especially those with young children, suffering illness, the elderly and anybody who is out of work.

PJ Cahill is the conference President.

"Every year the generosity and kindness of the people in Abbeyleix, Ballyroan, Ballinakill, Knock, Raheen, Shanahoe & The Swan, has been fantastic in supporting the local SVP Christmas Appeal. This meant that we could continue our work in helping those in need in our community.

"Covid 19 has made 2020 a very difficult year for us all. Our shop Vincent’s has also been closed for the best part of this year so funding is low so your help would be greatly appreciated by those who will receive help at this vulnerable time," said Mr Cahill.

He added every donation will count and make a difference.

"No matter how big or small every euro helps. Without your help, the conference simply wouldn't be able to support those in our community,” he said.

The conference is urging anybody who needs help this Christmas to get in touch with them on 0876247868

The conference would also like to thank Noel Byrne and the local CE Scheme workers for their support all year round.

You can donate online at the GoFundMe page or by contacting any of the volunteers or calling into the St Vincent’s shop in Abbeyleix who can accept cash and card donations.

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