The ninth annual Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul, in association with Garvey’s Super Valu will take place on Friday, December 16th 2022. Over the past eight years the generosity of individuals, school communities and businesses across the county has led to almost €150,000 being raised, every cent of which goes to assist the work of St Vincent de Paul in Kerry.
The 2022 event will once again be kindly supported by Garvey’s Super Valu, Tralee, Listowel, Castleisland and Dingle where collection points will be available in each store for anyone wishing to donate with by cash or by scanning the QR code on the box or poster to donate directly securely via Payzone.
Christmas Jumper Day is designed to encourage and enable everyone of all ages to take part in their own local environment simply by wearing a Christmas Jumper and making a donation. Then all you need to do is share a photo or video via social media, email, text and WhatsApp and make a donation to St Vincent De Paul. Private individuals, families, school and university students, teachers, lecturers and administration teams, colleagues in small, medium and large enterprises – whether working from the office or home can all participate. Register to let us know you are taking part in Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day 2022
Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day 2021 raised almost €25,000. We are so grateful to everyone who participated and donated. Once again we appeal to you to get involved on December 16th and help us to help fellow Kerry people who are facing a very difficult Christmas.
Speaking at the launch Paddy Kevane, Area President of St Vincent De Paul, Tralee and West Kerry said, “We at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Kerry would like to thank everyone at Garvey’s SuperValu, Radio Kerry and the Kerry people for once again supporting us this year for our 9th annual Christmas Jumper Day.
We are preparing over 1,000 food hampers for the Tralee and West Kerry area alone. Separately, all other local SVP Conferences will also be supporting individuals and families with basics such as heat and food. We cannot do that without your support. Please spread some Christmas Cheer by wearing a Christmas Jumper and supporting your local Kerry SVP Branch (Conference). We wish everyone in Kerry a very happy Christmas and New Year”.
Donations may be made directly to the St Vincent de Paul Kerry bank account, their shops around the county or to Radio Kerry. Online donations can be made via Radio Kerry Jumper Day on line www.radiokerry.ie/jumperday and a dedicated phone line for donations (066) 712 8021 (Extension 1) with 100% of the money going to St Vincent de Paul Kerry.
The money raised via Christmas Jumper Day is used to fund a number of St Vincent de Paul projects right across Kerry including Christmas food hampers, Santa gifts for children who are homeless and in direct provision, Christmas Day Meals on Wheels and the Kerry Education Fund.
St Vincent de Paul operate a donation centre in Tralee and eight stores across their Conference areas in Tralee, Castleisland, Listowel, Killorglin, Killarney, Dingle, Kenmare and Abbeyfeale.
We are very grateful to everyone who has been a part of Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St Vincent De Paul since 2014 and of course to our partner sponsor Garvey’s Super Valu! Stay tuned to Radio Kerry for regular updates!