Supermac’s will host a Christmas Fundraising Evening in aid of Trocaire on Thursday, December 7 in the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa. For over 30 years Pat and Una McDonagh, the owners of Supermac’s restaurants around the country, have supported Trócaire in many ways.
In over 100 Supermac’s Family Restaurants around the country, canisters are placed at each till for counter collections. Last year, Supermac’s hosted a fundraising event in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa where €50,000 was raised for Trócaire’s work in Zimbabwe for water projects in Bulawayo and Masvingo and school projects. Pat, Una and their daughter Marie McDonagh visited Zimbabwe as part of Trócaire’s project overview as they felt that extra effort is needed to raise funds.
“Both Una and I believe we can and should help where we can. We trust Trócaire and the approach they take. We know we are making a difference to the lives of ordinary people living in poverty and fear in Africa and beyond- mothers, fathers, children, grandparents.
“While things in Ireland have changed in recent years, we still live in a relatively safe country where basic human rights are respected and fulfilled. Others are not so fortunate,” said Pat McDonagh.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Trocaire campaign again in 2017. We have teamed up with Trocaire as our partners to try and alleviate poverty where our assistance is most needed.
“The dedication of the Trocaire team to the cause is something myself and Úna have had experience of, having visited Zimbabwe with them and the money raised by Trocaire goes directly to those who need it most. Our Trocaire Fundraising Evening in the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa is a way of acknowledging that and it will also help to continue with their valuable work,” Mr McDonagh said.
Trocaire’s Executive Director, Éamonn Meehan said Trócaire truly appreciates the support it receives from Pat and Una McDonagh, the McDonagh Family and Supermac’s managers, staff and customers.
“For more than thirty years this support has helped to change the lives of people living in poverty and fear in the developing world, as well as giving hope of a brighter future.”
The evening will consist of a meal, an auction, and entertainment. All funds raised on the night will be made available to Trocaire. This will be combined with money raised in Supermac’s outlets throughout the country. Tickets are available at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa at 091 880088.