Thursday, 20th September 2018
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Peter Mark City Square Waterford celebrates

Petermarkathon raising €65,000 to support the vital work of The Simon Communities Ireland

Stylish pyjama parties, fancy dress parties and bake sales, – maybe not what you’d normally expect to find at Peter Mark’s Waterford Salon!

For one weekend every year, the Petermarkathon fundraiser means just that and it’s always for an amazing cause. This week, Peter Mark City Square Waterford celebrated their part in raising a fantastic €65,000 for the Simon Communities and specifically contributed to maintaining the support facilities for homeless individuals in crisis as part of the "Make it Home" campaign. The charity focuses not on managing but ending homelessness, ensuring that people on the edge maintain and keep their homes. The overall aim of the "Make it Home" campaign is to keep and ensure homes for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Speaking about the initiative, Peter O’Rourke, CEO, Peter Mark said, "What an incredible result! We would like to take this opportunity to express how grateful we are to all our clients and

salon teams. This is a fantastic sum of money which we are delighted to give to this organisation and cause. At a time when homelessness issues have never been more prevalent, it is so important to help a national organisation like the Simon Communities deliver a public service like the "Make it Home" campaign. Thank you so much to everyone who got involved".

Brian Ingarfield of The Simon Communities "We cannot express how thankful we are to Peter Mark for supporting the Simon Communities nationwide with this wonderful initiative.

We are delighted to accept these much-needed funds raised by all Peter Mark clients and salon teams. All funds raised by Peter Mark will go such a long way in supporting our work around the country, helping people move on from homelessness to safe and secure homes of their own"

To find the location of your nearest Peter Mark salon, see http://www.petermark.ie

For more information about The Simon Community, see http://www.simon.ie

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