The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Gerald Mitchell, helped to distribute over 300 Christmas hampers to Limerick families.
The families applied through the “Mayor’s Fund” initiative and have collected their hampers which are stocked with some quality local produce.
Mayor Mitchell stated, “In the spirit of community and compassion, I am delighted that the Mayor’s Fund could provide over 300 Christmas hampers to Limerick families this holiday season. Our focus on supporting local businesses and minimising environmental impacts reflects our commitment to building a stronger, more resilient community. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the Limerick businesses that generously funded this initiative, and any surplus funds will go towards supporting local charities. Together, we can make a positive impact and spread joy during this festive season.”
Traditionally this was the Mayor’s “coal donation” but in recent years it was decided that hampers of local produce would help to support small local businesses with minimal impact on our environment.
The hampers were funded once more this year by Limerick businesses with any remaining funds to be distributed to local charities.
Source: Limerick City & County Council