One of Northern Ireland’s best loved television personalities, Eamonn Holmes, has pledged his support to St Vincent de Paul after meeting with the charity’s representatives.
Eamonn met with the Society’s Regional President, Mary Waide, and Regional Manager, Pauline Brown, and they highlighted the work of SVP across Northern Ireland.
They stressed how the pandemic has impacted on the traditional means of donating to the Society and informed him about how some of the shops have remained closed while others are now operating a click and collect service until they are permitted to fully reopen.
"I went to visit a volunteer who told how deprived so many families are.
It's heartbreaking but SVP is still there to help. You can help too by changing your charity donations and supporting SVP online."
After listening about the work of the Society, Eamonn said: "Charities like SVP are being hit hard by the pandemic and although some SVP shops have had to close because of lockdown the need is not only still there, it's greater than ever. I went to visit a volunteer who told how deprived so many families are. It's heartbreaking but SVP is still there to help. You can help too by changing your charity donations and supporting SVP online. A little will go a long way."
Mary Waide, Regional President of SVP, added:
We are absolutely thrilled that Eamonn took the time to meet with SVP. I want to thank him for the interest he showed in the work that we are doing throughout local communities with families who have been devastated by the pandemic. We are very grateful for his support.
If you are in need of help from SVP or if you would like to make an online donation, please visit www.svp.ie.