Hand 4 Homelessness with TV3 and Focus Ireland
TV3 presenters and well-known faces are getting behind the Hand 4 Homelessness campaign in order to raise funds and also achieve a potential Guinness World Record!
This Christmas more than 1500 children in Ireland are without a home to call their own as hundreds of families continue to fall into housing difficulties due to challenging economic circumstances and rent increases. To help combat the crisis TV3 and Focus Ireland, today launched the ‘#Hand4Homelessness’ campaign, to raise awareness and some much needed funds for people who find themselves homeless in Ireland.
TV3 is inviting people to take part in a major fundraising initiative. From 9.45am to 5.45pm on Monday 21st December, a giant mural will be erected outside the piazza in front of Bank of Ireland on College Green. People are invited to come along and leave a handprint on the giant mural to show their hand of support for homelessness. If TV3 succeed in collecting over 3000 handprints, it will mean a guaranteed €6000 (€2 per handprint) in donations to Focus Ireland and a new Guinness World Record! An adjudicator from Guinness World Records UK will be present at the event.
DublinTown would encourage all members and your staff to take a moment during your day and come to the Bank of Ireland, College Green to join in. For those who can’t make it into College Green for the fundraising initiative, you can show your hand of support by taking a short video or picture showing your unique ‘Hand4Homelessness’ and texting “HAND” to 50300 to donate €2.
The campaign will be supported across the week on a number of flagship TV3 programmes, including Ireland AM, Midday, Xposé, The Seven O’ Clock Show, Saturday AM and Sunday AM with presenters such as Lucy Kennedy, Martin King, Karen Koster, Glenda Gilson, Elaine Crowley, Anna Daly, Ivan Yates and many more all taking part and showing their ‘Hand4Homelessness’. A number of other well-known faces have also got involved in the great cause, including model Thalia Heffernan, Red Rock actors Darren Cahill and Stephen Cromwell and Sally Ann Clarke who is also an ambassador for Focus Ireland.