Clanna Gael Fontenoy Under-13s launch Christmas appeal

by Stephen Findlater

Clanna Gael Fontenoy is working with St Vincent De Paul this Christmas to provide support for people in need in the catchment area of the Ringsend club based on Sean Moore Road, Dublin 4.

Club members, supporters, friends and indeed people not directly involved with the club are being invited to contribute non-perishable food items and/or new toys (see details attached); and to bring these to the club on Saturday, December 5, 9am to 1pm.

First identified by the club’s Under-13 girls team, the initiative has garnered support from all across the club – including from leading Clanns and Dublin footballers, Evan Caulfield and Kate McKenna.

James Dolly, the Under-13 team’s coach, said of the initiative: “Our U-13 girls wanted to do something for people in need in our community, so we linked up with the local chapter of St Vincent De Paul to make this happen.

“We’re delighted that other teams and coaches from across the club are getting behind this and are spreading the word further afield.

“We’re very hopeful that this will be reflected in the contributions made on Saturday, December 5 – both from people inside and outside the club.”

Finian Loftus, St Vincent De Paul, states: “We sincerely appreciate the hard work of all involved in Clanna Gael Fontenoy in planning and organising this fundraiser as well as the generosity of all those contributing.

“This is a very difficult time for so many families in our community and we remind everybody not to hesitate to contact us if they are experiencing difficulties; they can be assured of our assistance and complete confidentiality.”

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