Selection Box appeal for SIMON

Selection Box appeal for SIMON


Founders of Chapel Lane Market Clare Nihill and Cllr Mary Howard Photo: Dennis J Dunne Photography

Chapel Lane Arts & Crafts Market is once again supporting Mid West SIMON.

Members of the public are invited support the Christmas Selection Box Appeal by simply dropping into the market with a selection box during any of their Christmas Markets.

Mid West Simon reaches out to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or experiencing housing difficulties.

They work with people in the spirit of cooperation and community to provide appropriate quality standards in our care and support and in housing provision. They campaign for legislative and policy changes in our vision to end homelessness.

Cllr Mary Howard, who is Co-founder of Chapel Lane Market, said: “This is our second year supporting SIMON and it is a very simple way to help make a difference to someone’s Christmas.

Mid West SIMON wish to have a selection box for every child in every home that they will be delivering food hampers to this Christmas,” Cllr Howard added.

Chapel Lane Market is located on Chapel Lane right in the heart of Ennis.

The Christmas market days are:

Friday December 2nd and 9th from 6pm till 9pm

Saturday December 3rd and 10th from 10am till 5pm 

Sunday December 4th and 11th from 11am till 4pm.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.