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'It won't end homelessness but it'll make a difference': Appeal to donate price of a drink this Christmas

It works by nominating friends to donate €5 and then each nominated friend selects five more friends via social media for #5GiveAFiver.

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PEOPLE ARE BEING asked to donate the price of a coffee, pint or afternoon treat to help homeless families and children this Christmas.

The #5GiveAFiver campaign, which started last year, is doubling its target and hopes to raise €10,000 for Saint Vincent de Paul this Christmas.

It works by nominating friends to donate €5 and then each nominated friend selects five more friends via social media for #5GiveAFiver.

Organiser Sarah Dunne said, “The homeless crisis is getting worse, and it’s hard to see how or when it can end.

Giving up a fiver won’t end homelessness but it will make a difference, we proved this last year.

“Last year members of the public were exceptionally supportive. We need to talk about homelessness and take action. Homelessness is not normal.

We wanted to do something transparent and simple and most importantly we wanted to ensure 100% of donations were going straight to the charity.

“The money that is donated to SVP isn’t just for Christmas, they help year round in more ways than you can imagine.”

The deadline is to reach €10,000 by the New Year.

Every aspect of the campaign is online via social media posts and online donations here.

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