Press Release 18.12.2017 | Depaulcharity

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Press Release 18.12.2017

December 18th, 2017

A&L Goodbody Solicitors Sing to Support the Homeless

A&L Goodbody’s Choir donate proceeds of their annual Christmas Choir to homelessness charity Depaul

 

Monday, 18th December. A&L Goodbody held its annual A&L Goodbody Christmas Choir  yesterday evening in the surroundings of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral with all proceeds going to homelessness charity Depaul. All singers, musicians and musical direction came from A&L Goodbody, the 70 strong effort filled the cathedral with the music of Christmas within a stone’s throw of a number of Depaul’s services for the homeless.

The A&L Goodbody Choir donated all proceeds of the concert to Depaul, helping the charity to support the most vulnerable people in society. Colleagues, Depaul donors, friends and family attended the event with funds raised going to Depaul’s 15 Dublin services for people struggling in homelessness, including; emergency accommodation, services for families, services for women leaving the criminal justice system, migrant outreach, women leaving rehab programmes and migrant outreach.

Julian Yarr, A&L Goodbody Managing Partner commented;

“The A&L Goodbody Christmas concert is a brilliant evening. It's one of the highlights of our year. Our choir was inspirational and I would like to thank them and everyone who attended the concert. It's also a chance for us to  support Depaul in the fantastic work they do with homeless people. Organisations like Depaul make a real difference to the chronic homeless situation we have in Dublin and we are proud to support them, particularly in the run up to Christmas.”

Speaking at the concert, Depaul CEO Kerry Anthony said;

“I would like to say congratulations to the choir for putting on an incredible evening of music, for A&L Goodbody to make such a contribution to Depaul is greatly appreciated and I want to thank each and every musician and member of the choir. It’s hugely important that the corporate community get behind the organisation, the number of homeless people is continuing to rise and in order for Depaul to continue in its efforts to provide a bed and support to the most vulnerable in society sustainable funding is an imperative.”

ENDS

For further reference contact

Sinéad Healy, Depaul Media Officer

01 453 7111, 086 383 2198  sinead.healy@depaulcharity.net

 

Notes to Editor

  • Depaul is a leading provider of services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Depaul was founded in Dublin in 2002 and Belfast in 2005 and now manage over 25 specialised accommodation and outreach services across Belfast, Dungannon, Derry/Londonderry, and Dublin.

 

 

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