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Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner

The cast and crew of Mrs Brown’s Boys have made a “very substantial” donation to the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

Brendan and Jenny O'Carroll
Brendan and Jenny O'Carroll

BRENDAN O’CARROLL AND his wife Jenny have made a donation to the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) on behalf of the cast and crew of Mrs Brown’s Boys.

As a result, vouchers for a Christmas dinner are once again being distributed in the SVP East Region to families supported by the society.

This means that over 2,800 families in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow will have a turkey and ham on Christmas Day.

SVP described the donation, now an annual tradition, as “very substantial”.

Liam Casey, president of the SVP East Region, said the generosity of O’Carroll and others involved with Mrs Brown’s Boys means that many families who might have missed out on the traditional Christmas meal will not be disappointed.

We have seen an increase in requests for food this year and these vouchers will make a huge difference to many families. The vouchers, signed Brendan, Jenny and all the Brown and O’Carroll families also make the vouchers themselves special.

SVP said calls for support in the East Region are continuing to be received at record levels – they will have dealt with over 65,000 calls before the end of the year.

“The Irish public have been extremely generous to the SVP in the past through their financial donations and we are dependent on them to continue their support into the future.” Casey added.

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