Carlow Nationalist – Local groups team up to support worthy causes


This unique planter is part of the raffle prizes

By Suzanne Pender

A GROUP of young people from Carlow are turning their energies into good deeds for their local community through their involvement with the Untouchable Youth Group.

The group, working alongside Charity Begins at Home, another group in Carlow, have done an amazing job over the past few months supporting local causes, the vulnerable in our community and offering kind gestures to those in work. tirelessly for the public of Carlow.

“Over the Christmas period we raised over £3,000 and received donations of toys, selection boxes, sweets, baskets and all sorts of things, which we then donated to Carlow Women’s Aid, Carlow Lions Club, St Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny and Crumlin hospital,” explained Sharon Parker Byrne, who coordinates the project.

The charity has also very kindly donated all sorts of goodies and treats to local front line services including the gardaí, ambulance service and those working at Carlow’s Covid-19 testing centre.

At the start of the new year, band members turned to organizing raffles, with proceeds going to Carlow Women’s Aid and St Clare’s Hospitality Kitchen.

Sharon sincerely thanked everyone who gave so generously and she especially thanked Brennan’s Handmade Crafts who donated two beautiful Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day themed Penny Farthing Planters.

“People have been very generous and I hope that continues,” Sharon said.

Donations can be dropped off at the New Oak Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon daily, or by phone at 086 64002571.

“We hope people will support us again this year, so keep an eye out for our raffles, which are happening live on our Facebook page,” Sharon said.

Since its beginnings in 2019, the Untouchable Youth Group, made up of young people from the local community, has organized all kinds of raffles, flea markets and events to help raise funds to support their work or donate to charity. local. They have also undertaken various projects in their community, including maintaining local fairy gardens and recycling.


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