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Wear Red to Work for the WLR Christmas Appeal 2018

Red to WorkWaterford Chamber is delighted to support the WLR ‘Be a Little Star’ Christmas Appeal this year in association with the Society of the St. Vincent de Paul in the hope of raising funds which will go directly to the society’s ongoing services in the local community.

The ‘Be a Little Star’ campaign will run on-air on WLR throughout December and will consist of several key events this year. These events will include the previously popular ‘Red to Work’ day whereby hundreds of schools, companies and businesses in the city and county will wear red on Friday, 14th December in support of the appeal. All Chamber members are encouraged to sign up to take part through www.chritmasappeal.ie.

Waterford Chamber CEO, Gerald Hurley stated: “We are delighted to support such a worthy cause again this year, which provides such vital services to those less fortunate in our community. Christmas is a time of generosity and kindness and I am encouraging the Waterford business community to get behind this wonderful initiative.”

Roisin Ferris, WLR Events Manager for the appeal says “Christmas should be a time of great joy for everyone and we here at WLR relish in the festivities in December from playing Christmas music to passing on greetings to family and friends. However, there is another side to Christmas as many are living in hard times and we should not forget those in need at this time of year. Through our campaign we hope to inform the community of the many services the SVP provide locally and in turn assist in raising funds through a number of different events we host during the Christmas period.”

Funds raised through the 2018 Christmas Radio Appeal go towards food and fuel for the needy of the City and County but will also assist with the provision of many vital services the SVP provide. These services assist in ensuring;

  • Children in less well-off families have money for school books, uniforms and shoes. 
  • Students from disadvantaged homes are helped with college fees and transport. 
  • Low income families have access to suitable childcare that allows both parents work. 
  • The very real and increasing homeless problem that exists around the county is effectively tackled by the St. Vincent De Pauls Men’s Hostel.

The Christmas Radio Appeal will be hosted by WLR FM presenters and will run throughout the month of December. For a list of events see www.ChristmasAppeal.ie. You can also make a €4 donation by texting appeal to 50300.


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