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Donegal Association presents almost 5K to hostel 13.04.15

MEMBERS of the Donegal Association in Dublin have presented 4,923 to St Colmcille Hostel in Letterkenny.
The funds were raised from a charity raffle held at the recent Donegal Association annual Person of the Year Ball at which Riverdance founder Moya Doherty was inaugurated.
Pictured at the cheque presentation from the Donegal Association to St Colmcille's Hostel are, standing, Fr Eamonn Kelly, Mary Maguire, Eilish Harvey, Niamh Walsh, Marian Caffrey, Hugh McGroddy, Sadie Dawson, Josie Corry. Seated are 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-bed facility consisting of four single self-contained units, six family units and one 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," said an association spokesperson.
"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."
Latest figures show that the hostel accommodated 189 people last year.
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