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Samaritans Day 2018 with KCLR

Samaritans of Kilkenny and Carlow are teaming up with KCLR for a day of action on Tuesday 11 December, 2018.

Providing vital support to the region, Samaritans are a 24/7 listening service and need your help to continue their great work through their freephone service – 116-123 – and on the ground in Kilkenny and Carlow.

We’re calling on businesses, community groups, clubs, schools and households to take part in Samaritans Day by holding a fundraising and awareness event in aid of the charity.

GET YOUR TICKETS: Book your FREE tickets here for our big finale gig at Set Theatre, Kilkenny with over a dozen acts taking to the stage. We’ll have bucket collections on the night too with the first act on the stage at 7.30pm.


Events taking place on Samaritans Day

  • All Day: Christmas Jumper & Donut Day at Tip Top Toes, Market Yard, Kilkenny. Discounts on shoes with discounts donated to Samaritans.
  • All Day: KBC Bake Off at KBC Hub, The Parade, Kilkenny. Treats for customers with donations on the day.
  • All Day: Hamper Draw and refreshments at Harmony Hair and Beauty, Tullow Street, Carlow.
  • All Day: Billy’s Tea Rooms, Ballyhale, hosting fundraising events and a bucket collection on the day
  • All Day: In store at Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers, Loughboy, raffle for a Christmas Hamper with €100, all proceeds to Samaritans: Turkey, ham, all the trimmings, stuffing, cranberry sauce, goose fat, veg and a breakfast pack for Christmas morning.
  • All Day: Quinn & Sons Tyres, Green Street, Kilkenny will be hosting basic car maintenance classes (how to change a wheel, check warnings, common service items and much more) all day long. €5 donations all to Samaritans, coffee and mince pies served.
  • All Day: Flower Power Florist & Garden Centre, Kilkenny will be donating 10% of their sales for the day to Samaritans – drop in for your Christmas trees, wreaths and more!
  • All Day: Philip Ireland Tyres, Kilkenny donating €10 for every tyre sold on the day
  • All Day: Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny 3rd Year students hosting a Christmas movie event to highlight the work of Samaritans.
  • All Day: O’Brien’s Butcher, Loughboy, will have donation buckets in store with a voucher to be won.
  • All Day: Hennessy Dry Cleaners, Loughboy, will have collection buckets with a voucher for dry cleaning to be won.
  • All Day: Top Notch Hair Dressers, Patrick Street, hosting bucket collection and donations on the day
  • All Day: Kyteler’s Inn hosting a Tea & Coffee for Sam shop with fundraising buckets in the pub
  • All Day: Cakeface hosting a raffle for a beautiful coffee hamper with all proceeds going to Samaritans
  • All Day: Gerard Fashions, Parliament Street, Kilkenny hosting a Christmas Jumper Day, 10% of everything on the day plus collections for Samaritans until 6pm.
  • All Day: Lady Lorna Designer Emporium donating €2 from every sale on the day to Samaritans
  • All Day: Hennessy Sports making donations to Samaritans on the day
  • 10am-12pm: The Vision Clinic hosting a coffee morning with donations to Samaritans
  • 10am-12pm: Bank of Ireland Kilkenny hosting a coffee morning with donation buckets for Samaritans in branch
  • 10am-12pm: Fran Grincell Properties, Dean Street, Kilkenny, are hosting a free coffee morning with an open invite to the public to drop in. They will donate €5 for every caller on the morning.
  • 11am-2pm: Tea Party with teas, coffees, cakes and more at Lorimat Jewellers, Kilkenny
  • 2pm-4pm: Light It Up, as staff from all over MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre will be sporting Christmas Jumpers and Fairy Lights. Free nibbles. Register at the Customer Service Desk to take part.
  • 2pm-4pm: Samaritans Charity Shop Kilkenny, hosting a free tea/coffee & mince pie afternoon. Raffle on the day with lots of prizes as part of their 10 year anniversary in the shop.
  • 5pm 7pm: Bring your furry friends to meet Santa with Nore Valley Park at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Donations can be made on the day.
  • 7.30pm til late: The KCLR Samaritans Day concert at Set Theatre with over a dozen live acts performing. Tickets are free, donations can be made on the night. Ticket registration available shortly.

Other Registered Events

  • Dec 6: AIB Customer Christmas Market, bucket collection for Samaritans in branch.
  • Dec 8: Bollards Bar Christmas Hamper Raffle. Lines €2, available 11am to 9pm. Winner announced at 10pm with all proceeds to Samaritans.
  • Dec 25: “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes” on Christmas morning at Evergreen’s Kells Road venue in Kilkenny with donations on the day.
  • McCreery Contract Cleaning will have a voucher for cleaning services to be won
  • The Power of Grey & Co will have spot prizes all week in the lead up to 11 December.

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