Such an inspiration! I am in continuous awe of Caitriona Twomey and her incredible team at Penny Dinners and how they have expanded the already invaluable support they give to families who need help. All help is given without judgement and with compassion but in a practical, private, no nonsense way.... just like Caitriona herself. All monies donated is 100% used to help people as everyone is a volunteer. If you are a company or organization looking for a charity to help, I appeal to you to support this one! It would shock you just how many families are struggling in our city and county. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Massive Amount of Work Done Already since 6am this morning at Cork Penny Dinners to be ready to meet the day ...... A day where all who are in need will be treated to a hot nourishing four course meal, a warm place to sit and chat and if anything else is needed we shall do that too. Sandwiches Juice Crisps Fruit etc are given also as a Take Away evening meal so that no one goes hungry in our City. We also look after families in BnBs and Hotels who find themselves homeless, hurt and bewildered. We look after the sick and the elderly, we look after communities and we look after and look out for those with Mental Health and Addictions. We are hard working and dedicated to helping all who need our help. This morning yellow cocktail dresses Brid Hegarty gallantly kicked off today before 6am, tomorrow Adam will kick it off. Many will be fed and cared for, many will be visited and cared for by our outreach team and of course planning for the week ahead will take place. As we do every year and on every special occasion, we will have some lovely treats for Valentines, spreading the love to all and to bring smiles and joy and happiness and a bit of fun. On Monday nights at 7pm we have Cork Music Dojo where our talented and gifted tutors under Pat Healy give guitar classes (beginners and advanced) free of charge to all. On Tuesday we have rehearsals with the Amazing Penny Dinners High Hopes Choir who are getting ready for something really special. On Wednesday it’s ‘Food for Thought’ with UCC ....... An outstanding Food based Mental Health Project and then on every second Thursday we have the wonderful and beautiful Mindfulness with the lovely Ber Raggett Trev Trc Holland and William Murphy . From time to time we run other classes and coming up soon will be another Journalism Introductory Course with the great Sarah Horgan . Again this year we will have our truly fabulous ‘Communion Shop’ where families who are finding it difficult can come and choose a dress or a suit and we have lots of accessories, also our official Hairdresser and Friend Joseph of Joseph’s Hair Salon will be on hand to help make the Communion Day even more memorable. This Year in May Cork Penny Dinners will again put on a stunning Thanks For Giving Concert with the help of many of our amazing musicians in the City. We will sing and play music as a Thank You to all who help us to help those who struggle and to highlight Poverty, Homelessness, Mental Health, Addictions, Suicide and Despair. ‘ It’s All About The Time We Share ‘.