The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has announced that it recently raised €8,370 for two long-standing Irish charities, Peter McVerry Trust and Ronald McDonald House. At the recent All-Ireland Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards which took place last May, the RAI made a special effort to raise funds for these two Irish charities. It was through the generosity of Irish restaurants from across the country who donated raffle prizes and the altruism of those in attendance that this was made possible.
Peter McVerry Trust is committed to reducing homelessness, the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage. Peter McVerry Trust provides low-threshold entry services, primarily to younger people and vulnerable adults with complex needs, and offers pathways out of homelessness based on the principles of the Housing First model.
The mission of RMHC, Ireland, is to provide a Ronald McDonald House in order to support families whose children are seriously ill in hospital. The Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association, commented, “Both Peter McVerry Trust and Ronald McDonald House make a noticeable and positive impact on the lives of people in Ireland. We at the Restaurants Association of Ireland are proud to be supporting the work that they do and we are overwhelmed by the support from our members and award attendees in raising these vital funds.”
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