Local charity events bitten by the recession

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TWO upcoming local charity events have had to be postponed because of the economic climate.

Living for the City were due to hold the ‘Celebrating Limerick’ ball in the Strand Hotel next Saturday, and a concert with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in the University Concert Hall on April 22, each in aid of the work of the Limerick Youth Service. Both events have now been postponed until further notice.

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Catherine Kelly, Director of Limerick Youth Service, spoke of the decision to postpone the ball, ”it was difficult to make the decision to cancel but people cannot commit to events such as this at present. We depend on the generosity of the people of Limerick and continue to be so grateful for your support and belief in our work.

“We hate to disappoint those who had committed to the event as guests and to those whose services we had engaged. As a charity, we are certainly in need of funds but cannot put people under undue pressure. Over the coming months we plan to run a number of events on a smaller scale and hope to create enjoyable experiences whilst raising much needed funds for our work”