Altogether Now, the homeless outreach group based in Dublin’s South West Inner City, has a major fundraising event taking place on Saturday, September 28th in The Transport Club in Crumlin. The event, is being hosted by Crumlin Says No and Buckley Property Management Services. Doors open at 8pm, with live music from ‘The Band’, followed by Karaoke. The admission, of just €5, can be paid on the door on the night.
For the last two years a dedicated crew of Altogether Now volunteers have provided food, drinks, clothing, sleeping bags, tents, phone credit, advice and a range of other supports to over 5,000 people who have been denied their right to a secure and affordable home. The bulk of this support has been delivered from regular Altogether Now stalls outside the historic St Catherine’s Church on Thomas Street.
Speaking ahead of the fundraising event Damien Farrell, a founding member of Altogether Now and an Éirígí activist, said,
“Altogether Now is a voluntary, community-based response to the human carnage that is being caused by the government’s housing policies. On a daily basis we bear witness to the human consequences of the appalling that Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy’s are making in relation to housing.
Our project is entirely dependent on the generosity of individuals and local businesses. All of the foodstuffs, clothing, sleeping bags, tents and other materials that we provide to the homeless are either directly donated to us or bought by us with the financial donations that we receive.
Fundraising events like the one on Saturday are essential for us to keep doing what we do. I’d encourage anyone that wants to help Altogether Now to drop into The Transport Club on Saturday night, for a couple of hours or the entire night. You’ll have a great night’s craic, while helping a great cause.”
If you’d like Saturday’s fundraiser, or otherwise support or donate to Altogether Now, contact Damien on 085 270 8970.