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Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:48pm

One of Cork's most popular shops is supporting Cork Simon this festive season.

In the spirit of giving for the festive season, Kilkenny has teamed up with the Simon Community to run a Christmas gift wrapping service across their stores nationwide in December until Christmas Eve.

The home of Irish craft and design will be accepting donations for the complimentary wrapping service and will match every cent raised before being donated to the Simon Community.

The much-needed funds raised in each Kilkenny store will be donated to the nearest Simon Community to help those in need locally.

The money raised from Kilkenny’s gift wrapping will go towards supporting services such as homelessness prevention, housing support, street outreach, homeless specific health and wellbeing services, personal development, food banks and drop-in centres in the Cork Simon Community.

Dermot Kavanagh, Cork Simon Community Director said: ‘‘With more people than ever before knocking on our doors in need of our help, we’re delighted that Kilkenny is supporting Cork Simon again this Christmas. We can only be there for everyone that needs us, day or night, with the generous support of the wider community here in Cork. Kilkenny is yet another example of the business community in Cork playing a very real part in making sure people have somewhere to turn when all else fails.”

The Simon Community support over 11,000 men, women and children across Ireland. With almost 50 years of experience providing homeless, housing and treatment services to people facing the trauma and stress of homelessness, Simon’s door is always open for as long as they are needed.

Marian O’Gorman, CEO of Kilkenny Group said: “We are delighted to be working with the Simon Community this year for our Christmas appeal. Homelessness is a major problem in Ireland at the moment and the Simon Community need as much support as possible during the festive season. The work that they do is invaluable and so worthwhile which is why we have chosen them as our partner this festive season.”

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