Mid West Simon Community are delighted to announce that Minister For Housing, Darragh O’Brien T.D. will be the Guest Speaker at their Annual Charity Gala Ball, which will take place on Saturday 13th November at 6.30pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ennis Road.  There will be a prosecco reception with music by Capriccio String Quartet in the foyer, Steve Spade Magic will perform during the 5 course meal and Paul The Busker Fahy 2 Piece Band will entertain after dinner.

Mid West Simon provides both singles and families short term emergency accommodation with personalised programmes to assist them with moving on to independent living. Other services include long term accommodation, tenancy support and Food Banks. During 2020 Mid West Simon accommodated over 330 individuals, half of whom were children as well as providing food for 13,196 clients through their Food Banks. Almost every day, Mid West Simon reaches out and provides wrap around care and support to those most in need in our community. The donations received from their donors, community members and businesses help Mid West Simon address the root causes of homelessness in the Mid West. Mid West Simon would like you to consider donating an item to the Charity Ball or / and book a Table to show your support

The Mid West Simon Gala Ball is a fundraiser allowing people to celebrate and network over dinner with all proceeds going towards the many services provided by Mid West Simon to support the most vulnerable throughout Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.  The Ball will be the key high profile event in the Mid West since Covid-19. With over half of the Tables sold already, it is advisable to book Tables soon. The attire will be evening wear and this may be the first occasion for some people to get dressed up and entertained since COVID-19.  It will also be the perfect function to entertain clients or colleagues and network of course. In the event of cancellation, all tickets will be refunded.

CEO of Mid West Simon Community, Ms. Jackie Bonfield said “I am delighted that Minister Darragh O’Brien T.D. will be our Guest Speaker, having launched the Housing For All Strategy on the 2nd September.  Mid West Simon welcome the governments Housing for All Strategy to assist with eliminating homelessness and the housing crisis in

Ireland.  We are really excited that we are hosting our Charity Ball again this year, giving us an opportunity to raise much needed funds following a very difficult time for fundraising.  We will have a collection of truly outstanding items and packages to bid on as well as our great raffle prizes.”

For more information on the Mid West Simon Ball, please contact Maura McMahon on 061 608980 or maura@mwsimon.ie.

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For further information, contact Maura McMahon, Events & Donor Relationship Manager 087 1972984 maura@mwsimon.ie

About Mid West Simon Community:

Mid West Simon Community was founded in 2006 provides services to men, women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.