#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’

first_imgPrint Email Limerick hutler Will O’Donoghue taking part in last year’s Christmas sleep-out for Novas.IN normal years, the Novas’ fundraising programme of activities concludes with an annual sleep-out on the last Friday before Christmas.However, there is nothing normal about 2020 and instead of a large community event, this year the local homeless charity is asking people to ‘sleep-in’ in their own homes and help raise vital funds for frontline homeless services.For the last five years, Novas has hosted the pre-Christmas sleep-out outside Brown Thomas, which has raised thousands of euros for its Limerick services.Last year, backed by Limerick hurler Will O’Donoghue, Clare hurler and footballer Podge Collins and the Tipperary hurling panel, the organisation ran three simultaneous events in Limerick, Ennis and Thurles and raised more than €64,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Novas’ Head of Policy and Communications, Dr Una Burns explained that the sleep-out is normally the biggest single fundraising event of the year and the money raised helps their frontline services such as Street Outreach, emergency accommodation and family support.“About 50 per cent of all monies raised through fundraising and donations in the year, is made in the six -week period in the run up to Christmas. This is largely through community and public events, all of which have had to be paused during the pandemic,” Dr Burns told the Limerick Post.In an effort to continue the fundraising spirit of Christmas, Novas are asking people to participate in their sleep-in this year.”Safety is the first priority but there are still plenty of ways to get involved. People can build a fort in their living room with the kids, pitch a tent in their garden, sleep on their balcony or participate with colleagues in the car park or their workplace. Being a virtual event, people can basically participate from anywhere and for the first time, they can get the kids involved.”To help Novas raise vital funds visit https://novas.ie/novas-annual-christmas-sleep-in/ Facebook Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleLIT launches course on domestic abuse and coercive controlNext article#Fundraising: Santa paws is coming to town Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp NewsSociety#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’  By Alan Jacques – December 4, 2020 122 Linkedinlast_img read more

Clayton Park strikes Blackburn Rovers bakery deal

first_imgClayton Park Bakery has agreed a deal with Blackburn Rovers, which will see it become the football club’s official bakery.The bakery, based in Accrington, Lancashire, will also supply a range of its premium products to the Blues Bar at the club’s ground, Ewood Park, and The Brew Room at Oneroverstore – the club’s new town centre outlet.The firm already supplies pies to a number of football clubs in the north west, including Liverpool, Everton, Preston North End and Accrington Stanley. “As the closest Premier League club to our bakery in Clayton-le-Moors, Rovers have been on our wish list for a number of years,” commented Barry Thomas, MD, Clayton Park. “This is not only a boost for Clayton Park Bakery, but also our many local suppliers, who will benefit from this extra business.”Melanie Lewis, general catering manager at Rovers, added: “Clayton Park Bakery is an example of the county’s great reputation for food producers and quality produce. We’ve listened to the fans and worked hard over the summer to vary our range of pastries. In fact, some products are currently exclusive to Blackburn Rovers, including the Cottage Pie and Balti Pie.”Clayton Park also works in partnership with Lancashire County Cricket Club, as well as Spar and Booths supermarkets.>>Bakery nets Merseyside pie deallast_img read more