Demand for food hampers in Clonmel has increased

Workers from Clonmel who have lost their jobs in recent months and victims of the

Workers from Clonmel who have lost their jobs in recent months and victims of the

recession who are

suffering financial difficulties are among the key families identified by Clonmel Lions as genuine beneficiaries of the club’s annual Christmas Food

Appeal.

For many years the local Lions Club, in common with Lions clubs throughout the country, has made sure that the less well-off in our society are not forgotten at Christmas. The club appeals for assistance from the community every year at this time.

The club is making a special appeal to people to come along to Tesco on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 and to Supervalu, Market Place; Dunnes Stores, Oakville and Dunnes Stores, Davis Road in Clonmel on Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14 to lend their support for the Food Appeal.

Clonmel Lions Club president Donagh McMahon says “We will accept all donations of non-perishable foods for distribution in food hampers for worthy recipients carefully vetted by the Lions Club. These hampers will be delivered in good time for Christmas. The Lions clubs of Ireland have an outstanding track record in collecting food for this appeal and we can guarantee that all food collected will go to those who simply can’t make ends meet for reasons beyond their control”.

The club thanks the supermarkets for their continued support and also Clonmel Red Cross and St Vincent de Paul for their help in the distribution of the hampers.

Vincent de Paul warehouse

Vincent de Paul will open their furniture warehouse in Mulcahy House, Clonmel every Friday from this Friday, November 21 to Friday, December 19 from 10am to 1pm. A large selection of toys are for sale at super prices as well as bric a brac that’s perfect for Christmas gifts or glassware for entertaining guests over the festive period.

The warehouse also includes a large selection of furniture at very good prices and in great condition while books from €1 each are available in Vincent’s Book Shop.