The Rick O'Shea Book Club Xmas Appeal Peter McVerry Trust
The Rick O'Shea Book Club Xmas Appeal
Peter McVerry Trust
The Rick O'Shea Book Club Xmas Appeal
The Rick O'Shea Book Club Xmas Appeal

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572 days ago, Rick created this page and gave everything for Peter McVerry Trust:

  • Posted 6 times.

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 2024 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised €51,033.20.

My Story


My name is Rick. I'm an RTE Broadcaster and the guy who runs The Rick O'Shea Book Club - Ireland's biggest book club.

(We're at https://www.facebook.com/groups/therickosheabookclub/)

I don't have to tell you that we're in the middle of an unparalleled homelessness crisis in this country, so this year I thought we'd try and use the power of my book club (22,000 members at last count) to raise funds for one of the charities at the coalface.

I'm asking that if you have gotten any enjoyment over the years out of the ROSBC, come to any of our events, or just appreciate the daily (and entirely unpaid!) work that goes in to it 365 days a year by Liz, Amanda and myself, please consider donating the price of a cheap paperback book - €5.

Just one book.

If you don't have that to spare any amount is great, if you feel like you'd like to donate more then that would be brilliant as well. If you are a company or in a position to do so then please give generously. It could change the life of someone who, right now, literally has nothing and nowhere to go.

If you're not a member of the book club but you're just someone who listens to me on the radio or follows me on Twitter and want to contribute as well that would be amazing.

If every one of our members donated €5 we'd raise over 100 grand to help alleviate homelessness. I know that won't happen, I'm a realist, but if even 1,000 of our members donated we'd reach our target of €5,000.


Any questions you can mail me at rick@rte.ie.

(Disclaimer - the day job is in RTE but this is not an RTE fundraiser, is not connected to my employers in any way and is being done strictly on my own time.)

EDIT - 14/11 - We raised that total in the first 36 hours. I have no words. I'm raising it to €10,000 in the full hopes that we can do that too. Thank you all.

EDIT - 15/11 - It's staggering. We've reached ten. I'm pushing on to twenty...

EDIT - 27/11 - Two weeks in and we've passed 20. €25,000, anyone?

EDIT - 12/12 - We have reached our "target" and I'm going to leave it there, but we're now almost at 30 grand... We'll take donations until Dec 31st. Thank you all SO MUCH!!!!

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