Members of the Donegal Association Dublin committee have presented a cheque for €4,923 to the staff and committee from St. Colmcille Hostel in Letterkenny.
The funds were raised for St. Colmcille Hostel from the charity raffle held at the recent Donegal Association Annual Person of the Year Ball.
Included in the picture of the presentation are standing: Fr Eamonn Kelly, Mary Maguire, Eilish Harvey, Niamh Walsh, Marian Caffrey, Hugh McGroddy, Sadie Dawson, Josie Corry. Seated: Anthony Delap, Hugh Harkin, Ciaran Maguire.
St. Colmcille Hostel opened in Letterkenny in 1997 offering emergency, temporary, unplanned and homeless accommodation. It is a 16 bedded hostel consisting of 4 single self contained units, 6 family units and 1 wheelchair accessible unit.
Each situation is dealt with individually and the length of stay can vary from days to months depending on the needs of the client. The reasons for admittance include addictions, mental health, money management, natural disasters and family break up. Services while staying in the hostel include counselling and addiction services and many more. In 2014, St. Colmcille Hostel accommodated 189 people.