Radio Nova presents €89,689 to Focus Ireland charity

Radio Nova has presented a cheque for €89,689 to charity Focus Ireland from its 2019 ‘Help Our Homeless Radiothon’.

The Radiothon took place live on Nova on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March and saw the station’s listeners and supporters donate the funds to help fight homelessness in the Greater Dublin.

Nova’s 2019 Help Our Homeless Radiothon comprised a live, on-air radio pledge drive and a new initiative, ‘Friends of Radio Nova’, aimed at encouraging businesses and local organisations to run local initiatives.

The ‘Friends of Radio Nova’ initiative saw more than 35 local groups and businesses raise funds, including Noyex Newman’s, Macari’s, Battery World, Fenlon’s Butchers, Enforcement Investigations Central Bank, Safety Superstore, Bright Lights, Donnelly’s Bakery, Bank’s Pharmacy, Scrumptious, Kylemore Karting and more.

In addition, Applegreen carried out in-store collections in their 50 stories throughout the Greater Dublin area through the Applegreen Charitable Fund initiative.

Nova’s Kevin Branigan said: “We’re blown away by the support we have received from listeners and the general business community in raising this sum of money for Focus Ireland. It’s our 5th year running the Help Our Homeless Radiothon and, as the crisis of homelessness continues to grow, the level of support we receive each year is similarly growing”.

More information about Radio Nova’s annual Help Our Homeless Radiothon is available at

Pictured at the presentation:

Elizabeth Smyth, Community Fundraiser, Focus Ireland
Colm Hayes, Programme Director, Radio Nova.
Kevin Branigan, Chief Executive, Radio Nova.
Rosemary Begley, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Applegreen Charitable Fund
Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
John Paul Le Bon, Corporate Campaigns Team, Focus Ireland.

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