More than a thousand homeless people living in seven Irish cities and towns enjoyed a Pizza Night on Saturday, hosted by Lions Clubs.
Pizzas were delivered to hostels in Bray, Cork, Dundalk, Dun Laoghaire, Galway, Wexford and Wicklow together with soft drinks, confectionery and materials for a poster colouring game. The guests will also be entertained by a number of Irish musicians who will appear on a specially-recorded video streamed on You Tube.
The Lions Pizza Night for the Homeless was inspired by Eric’s Party, an annual evening of food and entertainment for homeless people in the capital, which has been hosted by Dublin Lions Club over six decades, most recently in the Dublin GPO.
Says Helen Leavy, president of Dublin Lions Club: