RTÉ 2FM presenters Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott have announced that they will be taking part in a sleep-out this Wednesday, 9 December, to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul.
The duo made the announcement on their show, 2FM Breakfast with Doireann & Eoghan, on Monday morning. They will be joined by 2FM colleagues Emma Power and Aindriú de Paor for the fundraiser.
Garrihy and McDermott said: "This year, the Annual Appeal of the Society of St Vincent de Paul will be one of the most difficult in the society's 176-year history.
"With SVP shops closed for so long and collections interrupted, donations are needed now more than ever, because many families will face impossible choices this Christmas.
"If you are struggling to keep a roof over your head, how do you choose between a decent dinner or a warm house? What do you sacrifice to buy those precious gifts after such a tough year?
This Wednesday, @RTE2fm 's @DoireannGarrihy & @eoghanmcdermo of will sleep out for 26hrs in aid of @SVP_Ireland annual appeal | #2FMBreakfast #ChristmasSleepOut— RTÉ (@rte) December 7, 2020
Please give whatever you can. All proceeds going to St Vincent De Paul ➡ https://t.co/bdAbEAHCXY pic.twitter.com/pEFMn3EcHk
"In the first 10 months of this year alone, almost 112,000 requests for help were received by SVP as families struggle to keep their heads above water. And with Christmas approaching, SVP expects that number to increase substantially and exceed 160,000... That's why we need your help for the 2FM Breakfast Christmas Sleep-Out!
"We're sleeping out under the stars! And Emma and Aindriú are going to keep us company!
"And it's all to raise funds for SVP, with a few very special Christmas carols along the way, all day on 2fm!
"So, join us on Wednesday morning when we'll be outside and listen in to 2FM all day on Wednesday to hear special performances.
"To donate, find the 2FM and you could be in with a chance of winning some brilliant prizes. All in aid of SVP and families in need this Christmas." Breakfast Christmas Sleep-Out on GoFundMe