Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club and St Vincent De Paul have said that they are delighted with the response they have received from club members, supporters and friends to the call to support people in need in the community this Christmas.
Huge quantities of non-perishable foodstuffs, confectionary, chocolates and sweets, as well as toys, were donated and delivered to the club house in Sean Moore Park on December 5.
Coaches James Dolly and Sinead Spain reached out to the local chapter of St Vincent De Paul with an offer to assist them in their work, following an idea from the Girls U13 team at the club.
James Dolly, U-13 coach, said: “It’s so heartwarming to see the extent of support received from club members, supporters and friends for those in need in our community at this time. The sheer volume of foodstuffs and toys donated surpasses all expectations.
“We are so pleased to be able to support the work of St Vincent De Paul in this way. Great credit is due to our U13 girls whose idea it was to do something like this and to all the other teams, coaches and members across the club who assisted and supported them.”
Finian Loftus, President of the Sandymount Chapter of St Vincent De Paul, states: “We sincerely thank Clanna Gael Fontenoy for helping us in our work in this way. And we are very grateful to their members, supporters and friends for so generously donating – the volume of foodstuffs and toys donated is unbelievable.
“This will enable us to assist those in the local community who, during this particularly difficult year, have suffered income reduction, increased bills and health issues.”