The Trust would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff of Diageo Ireland who raised €5000 to support the Iveagh Hostel at their Christmas table quiz.
Presenting the cheque to Hostel Manager Kevin Byrne, Breffni O’Reilly, Programme Director at St. James’s Gate, took a tour of the Hostel to see first hand how the money will be spent.
The Iveagh Hostel is a vast building and the largest hostel for homeless men in Ireland, providing 195 single rooms of accommodation.
The Trust continues to invest whatever resources are available to improve facilities and services for the residents there. A major window restoration programme is currently underway to completely restore every one of the 594 original timber windows, a substantial programme that will take many years to complete. Donations such as this greatly assist the Trust to deliver real improvements for the Hostel residents.
Thank you to all at Diageo!