North West Simon Community Ladies Lunch – Faces & Places: Episode 159

Today’s show takes a look back at the North West Simon Communities Little Christmas Black Dress Charity Lunch held in Kilronan Castle on Sunday 5th January.

Breifne Earley took a trip to North Roscommon to find out more about the organisation and the work they do in Leitrim, Donegal and Sligo to combat homelessness in the region.

He speaks to event organiser Mary McKeon, Development Officer with North West Simon about the event and the record breaking numbers of local ladies who turned out to support the event.

Joanne Sweeney, one of the speakers at the event shares her personal story and the importance of putting yourself at the centre of your own world and prioritising your own needs before those around you to ensure that you are best placed to support those around you.

Margaret Heffernan, a member of the board of the charity in the region, joins Breifne to speak about the work North West Simon Community does across the Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal region to provide support to people who find themselves homeless or hidden homeless.

Kristen O’Reilly spoke to Breifne about her families journey of loss and bereavement when the six young siblings lost both their father and mother in the space of 15 months a number of years ago. Together as a unit and with the support of local community and extended family they helped each other deal with the tragedy and grow as individuals and as a collective.

Mike and Paul from Funky Fashion Frolics, a league Irish lifestyle and fashion blog, were on hand to judge the Best Splash of Yellow on the day across all the ladies who took the effort to display the charities colours on the day.


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