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St. Peter's Lenten lunches raise a record €16,000 for Drogheda Homeless Aid

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First published: 2016-03-24 12:56:10

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Image of Lenten Lunches at St. Peter's Church of Ireland

Pam Bagnall (centre) presents a cheque for €16,000, the proceeds of the St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Lenten Lunches, to Maureen Ward the Manager of Drogheda Homeless Aid (DHA) watched by (from left): Raymond Hughes and Tom Murphy of DHA and Clive Bagnall. Photo: Andy Spearman.

It’s been the best year ever for the Lenten Lunches which have been running at the St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Hall for eight years. 

The last of this year’s popular series of lunches was held only yesterday but, such is the efficiency with which this fundraiser is organised, the money raised - a staggering €16,000 - was presented to the Drogheda Homeless Aid this afternoon.

Husband and wife team Pan and Clive Bagnall visited the DHA house at North Strand and, over a cup of tea, Clive told Drogheda Life of the huge effort that goes into making the lunches so successful.

He thanked all of the 40-strong team of volunteers for their efforts and for giving of their time. Each Wednesday lunchtime during Lent a team of 20 people served over 200 lunches to a steady stream of people but the work starts much earlier with people setting up the tables up and preparing the food from 8.00 am each day.

Clive also thanked the various com[anise who sponsored the ingredients for the lunches, the companies and individuals who gave financial contributions and of course all of the people who had attended the lunches.

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