Dominican College Wicklow’s (DCW) student council has raised over €550 in aid of the Gaelic Voices for Change organisation.
Gaelic Voices for Change, supported by the GPA and the WGPA, is an organisation that aims to raise funds and awareness for the ongoing homelessness crisis in Ireland.
The students organised a Christmas jumper fundraiser to raise money for the cause, as well as raise awareness in their local community.
The organisation has hosted solidarity sleep-out events all over the country in conjunction with current and former Inter-County GAA players across Ireland.
Warren Kavanagh, Captain of the Wicklow Hurling team — who participated in the sleep-out event — accepted the cheque on behalf of Gaelic Voices for Change.
“[The campaign] was definitely a success in creating awareness, but actually reaching a solution, we wont know until the government does something to fix this ongoing crisis.” said Kavanagh. “Until then we just have to keep going and working to solve the problem.”
So far €180,000 has been raised with over 400 people taking part in this event trying to raise awareness on the homelessness crisis. All funds will go to homelessness charities including Peter McVerry Trust, SVP, the Simon Communities, and Focus Ireland.