Noel Sweeney has donated € 12,000 to charities supporting the homeless, as the first instalment from the proceeds from the sale of his Memoirs “Don’t say you weren’ t taul.’
Noel launched his book in early December 2018 in the Silver Tassie Hotel.
The book proved to be a very popular Christmas stocking filler and held the Number 1 in Eason’s Letterkenny Best Seller charts in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Noel was thrilled to be able to make the first donations so soon after the launch.
He said ‘I’m extremely proud to be able to make these donations to what is a very worthily cause. Like everyone out there, I’m hearing news on an almost weekly basis about the horrific situations that homeless people are finding themselves in today in Ireland. Any small bit that we can do to help I’m thrilled to do’.
After presenting Collette Ferguson of the North West Simon Community with a donation of € 10,000, Noel travelled to Dublin to donate a further €2,000 to the Peter McVerry Trust.
These donations follow the €20,000 raised for the North West Simon Community in 2017 through the sale of his CD ‘Two pay cheques away’
Collette Ferguson, North West Simon Community said they are so grateful to Noel for the work that he has done for the cause over the past number of years and were just blown away by his most recent initiative and donation.
She said “This money will be used to help continue to support the work and services provided to families and individuals experiencing homelessness across the region.”
Noel is encouraging anyone who has not purchased a copy of his book to do so while stocks last.
In the book, Noel recalls his early days growing up on a small farm in Ballymaleel outside Letterkenny, his successful career in the wedding band Barney and the Circle as well as his many trials and tribulations in building his well-known driving school business Swilly Drive.
Noel reminisces about the auld days; of being brought up in the 1950s and 1960s, dancing in the Fiesta Ballroom in the mid-1960s and playing music around Donegal in the 1970s and 1980s.
He also talks openly about the challenges he faced in life and the many twists and turns in his varied and interesting life.
The book is still available in Eason’s book shops in Letterkenny as well as online at http://www.noelsweeney.ie.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to charities supporting homeless.Tags: