Courthouse builders show Christmas kindness to needy families

By Maria Pepper

Ben Doyle and Brian MacGonagle of Wexford St. Vincent de Paul receive the hampers from Rhona Julian and workers at the site of the new courthouse under construction at Wygram.
Ben Doyle and Brian MacGonagle of Wexford St. Vincent de Paul receive the hampers from Rhona Julian and workers at the site of the new courthouse under construction at Wygram.

Building workers on the new Courthouse construction site at Wygram in Wexford showed festive generosity before embarking on their Christmas break, by presenting hampers and vouchers to the St. Vincent de Paul Society to deliver to needy families locally.

Employees of BAM, the main contractors on the building project, clubbed together to buy hampers of non-perishable goods and vouchers for supermarkets and department stores which they handed over to the charity's area president Ben Doyle and treasurer Brian McGonagle.

'It was so heartwarming to go up there. The workers were all there for the presentation. It was a once-off donation while they are working in Wexford. They chose the St. Vincent de Paul Society as their Christmas charity. It was really lovely and much appreciated,' said Ben Doyle.

'A lot of them would have donated money and they weren't sure what to do with it so we asked them to get €10 vouchers for teenagers. There was also a voucher for a turkey and ham and vouchers for Heatons and Dunnes,' said Ben.

The presentation was co-ordinated by Rhona Julian, Health and Safety Officer with BAM Construction/Beyond Zero.

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