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Saturday 21 September 2019

Wexford Daddies to Chris's rescue

Eddie Phelan of Wexford Daddies.
Eddie Phelan of Wexford Daddies.

By David Medcalf

'We thought things would quieten down - but that was naïve.'

The Wexford Daddies led by Eddie Phelan have discovered that poverty is not just for Christmas and their services remain very much in demand.

The organisation formed by the man from Marshalstown to help people cope with the crises in their lives continues to lend a hand wherever it can.

And it has adopted Chris Russell, a well known homeless figure around Wexford town, whose regular place to stay is a tent on Forth Mountain. The Daddies have a house lined up for him to live near to where he pitches his tent with his two dogs and they are planning a major fundraiser to help Chris pay the rent.

Music from Wrecking Ball will provide entertainment to supporters and well-wishers at White's Hotel on the evening of Friday, January 23. And hurling legend Eddie Kehir will be coming from Kilkenny to show his solidarity with the cause.

Tickets cost €10 each and the show is due under way at 9 p.m. During the evening, awards will be presented recognising the efforts made by two couples - Keith and Debbie Walsh from Enniscorthy and Noel and Sylvia Travers from Barntown.

The Daddies have a list of trades people available to assist in emergencies - contact Eddie Phelan (086)3232986.

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