The Radio NOVA Help 'Help Our Homeless' Radiothon is an annual, on-air fundraiser to help tackle homelessness in the Greater Dublin area. The Radiothon is run by Radio NOVA, with all funds raised collected by and directly donated to the Peter McVerry Trust.
Homelessness can mean sleeping rough, staying in emergency hostels or shelters, staying in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation or staying with friends and relatives when there is nowhere else to go. Homelessness is all of these things. For people experiencing homelessness it is about a lack of security, a lack of belonging and often about being cold, sick and isolated.The current economic climate means more people are at risk of homelessness than ever before with further cut backs in health, education, welfare services and training more people will become homeless and turn to the Simon Communities for support.
Radio NOVA's 2017 'Help Our Homeless' Radiothon will take place on Wednesday & Thursday, 1st & 2nd March. Over those two days, we will turn over our airwaves in order to raise vital funds to help the Peter McVerry Trust fight homelessness in the Greater Dublin area.